NM State PD identify woman hit, killed in pedestrian accident involving Doña Ana County Sheriff's Deputy

NM State PD identify woman hit, killed in pedestrian accident involving Doña Ana County Sheriff's Deputy
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:38pm

New Mexico State Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident involving an on-duty Doña Ana County Sheriff's Deputy.

The woman killed has been identified as Natividad Nuñez, 44, of Mesquite, New Mexico.

The accident happened at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the intersection of Mesquite Rd. (New Mexico State Road 192) and Sequoia Dr.

State Police said investigators believe the deputy involved was responding to a call when he hit Nuñez.  Nuñez was taken to Memorial Medical Center where she later died.  The deputy involved has not been identified.

The Las Cruces Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation. The Sheriff's deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, until the investigation is complete.

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