Red GMC pickup possible vehicle in deadly hit-and-run
Crime Stoppers and Las Cruces Police are asking for your help
Las Cruces — Crime Stoppers and Las Cruces Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of what might be a red GMC pickup involved in the August 14 hit-and-run crash on Valley Drive that killed 57-year-old Terence Patrick Havey.
Information gathered by traffic investigators leads them to believe the pickup might be a 2003 to 2006 red GMC Sierra extended cab. There still remains a possibility that the pickup is a Chevrolet but information gathered from witnesses leads investigators to believe it was a GMC.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps identify the driver who fled from the crash in the pickup.
Havey was riding a bicycle near the 1800 block of south Valley Drive when he was struck by the pickup shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. Havey died the following day at University Medical Center of El Paso.
The driver of the pickup continued driving south on Valley Drive and then underneath the I-10 overpass on South Main Street. The bicycle was lodged underneath the pickup for about a quarter mile and may have caused damage to the front-right or undercarriage of the truck.
Police believe the driver’s behavior or routine may have changed following the crash. The driver may have avoided driving the pickup, garaged the pickup, sought to make sudden repairs, missed work or otherwise changed routines in the days or week following the crash.
The driver may reside in the southern part of Las Cruces, or south of Las Cruces, and may have been driving home at the time of the crash.
Anyone with information that can help identify the driver of the pickup, or location of a pickup matching the description, is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.
The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.