LAS CRUCES – An elderly woman is in critical condition at a Las Cruces hospital after getting into a motorcycle crash just after 9:30 this morning.
Police said the 76-year-old woman was driving her 2009 Yamaha motorcycle down Solano Drive when she hit a 1996 Nissan pickup truck as it turned in front of her onto Madrid Avenue.
The woman was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head injuries. The driver of the pickup was not hurt.
Police said the intersection of Solano and Madrid would be closed until at least 1:00 p.m. Friday.