Ruidoso, NM (September 16, 2019) – Authorities have released the identity of the victim who was tragically killed in a crash that also left two others injured at Farley’s Food and Fun Pub on Friday, September 13th. 57-year-old Sotero Acuna, of Clovis, lost her life in the accident that happened at the restaurant located in the 1200 block of Mechem Drive in Ruidoso at around 7:00 p.m.
According to police, an elderly woman was attempting to reverse her vehicle when she accidentally drove forward instead, subsequently hitting three people. Medical responders accompanied New Mexico State Police at the scene and pronounced Acuna deceased.
A 58-year-old man, identified only as Acuna’s husband, was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He is listed in critical condition. The second injured victim, a 75-year-old woman, was also hospitalized with unspecified injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sotero Acuna at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recoveries.
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 likely have rights protected by law at this time.
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