Posted on Aug 14, 2023

Driver dead after crashing into boulders in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM - Police in Las Cruces said a driver was killed in a pickup truck accident that occurred last week.

According to the Las Cruces Bulletin, officers responded to the scene Aug. 8 in the area of Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive.

Police arrived just before 4 a.m. and discovered that a Chevrolet Silverado had crashed into boulders in the median of the roadway.  Investigators determined that the driver lost control of the vehicle while heading east on Lohman Avenue and crashed.

The driver was pronounced dead after being rushed to Mountainview Regional Medical Center.   He was identified as 45-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez Chavez.  No one else was in the Silverado at the time and no other vehicles were believed to have been involved.