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.  

As this story develops, check back for further updates from our Albuquerque car accident lawyer on the progress of the investigation.

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