Las Cruces, NM (August 21, 2019) – A pedestrian who was walking across Interstate 10 in Las Cruces was fatally struck by several motor vehicles. The accident happened at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 20, according to New Mexico State Police.
An initial investigation into the incident showed that the victim was crossing the eastbound lanes of the interstate when he was struck by a 2015 Toyota. The victim was then hit by a 2019 Nissan before being struck again by at least two more vehicles. The third and fourth vehicles were only described as a Hyundai and a Chrysler.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene to find the victim, later identified as 40-year-old David Holguin, of Las Cruces, deceased.
The New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau and the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit are currently in charge of the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Holguin at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
More than 400 people were struck by vehicles in just Albuquerque in 2018 alone. 34 of those individuals suffered fatal injuries. With such numbers, it may come as no surprise to learn that pedestrian accidents in New Mexico are among the most severe types of collisions in the state. While it is undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the loved ones of the victim to understand that they have rights protected by law at this time.
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