Baby ID'd in deadly Las Cruces accident


POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:54am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:12pm

The 18-month-old toddler who was killed after being run over by a family member Tuesday night has been identified.

Police say, Emilio S. Ponce was struck at 230 Three Crosses Ave, around 8pm by a 1984 Chevrolet pickup driven by his mother, 24-year-old Sylvia Carriana Alvarado.

The toddler was rushed to MountainView Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Preliminary information obtained by investigators appears to indicate that Alvarado did not see her son as he walked toward the roadway at 230 Three Crosses Ave. The toddler may have been trying to follow his mother and stepped into the path of the moving pickup.

The boy’s father, 30-year-old Sergio Ponce Jr., was outside the couple’s residence at the time of the accident.

Traffic investigators are continuing to gather information and are expected to present evidence to the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office for a determination on whether or not any charges will be filed.

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