Posted on Apr 12, 2023

News: Man, 71, dies after being hit by car in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM - Police in Las Cruces said a man was killed in a pedestrian accident on Friday night.  

A report by KRQE stated that the incident took place in the vicinity of Picacho Avenue and 17th Street.  An investigation found that a man was walking northbound across Picacho Avenue at about 9 p.m. when he was struck by an eastbound Toyota Camry.  The 71-year-old victim was fatally injured.  

Investigators said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the incident.  The driver of the Camry, a 20-year-old, remained at the scene and told police he did not see the pedestrian prior to the crash.  Police said they did not plan to file charges against the driver.