UPDATE: According to Las Cruces Police, the man struck on Idaho Avenue has been identified to be Shane Brown, 36-years-old. Brown died Thursday in a local hospital in El Paso.

Brown was hit by two vehicles on Sunday at Idaho and Locust. The first vehicle fled the scene and police continue the investigation.

In a separate incident, police say 62-year-old Mark Herrick was killed when he was struck by an SUV when he was crossing Picacho Avenue. Police say Herrick did not use a designated crosswalk.

UPDATE: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The pedestrian killed in Las Cruces Wednesday morning on Picacho Avenue was not walking in a designated crosswalk, Las Cruces police report.

This was one of two serious pedestrian-related crashes in Las Cruces since Sunday night.

Wednesday’s crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. on West Picacho Avenue between Quesenberry Street and 17th Street.

A 62-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle when he was trying to cross the road in an area that was not a designated crossing walk, police said. The pedestrian died at the scene.

The 36-year-old driver remained on scene and has been cooperative with police. Picacho Avenue, between Quesenberry Street and 17th Street, was temporarily closed during the investigation. That portion of the roadway re-opened about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, about 9:30 p.m., police were called to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near the intersection of Idaho Avenue and Locust Street. Police learned a 36-year-old man was struck by two vehicles and critically injured. The man was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso with injuries that are described as life-threatening. As of Wednesday, he remains hospitalized in El Paso.

In Sunday’s crash, police learned the pedestrian was first struck by a Jeep that was traveling west on Idaho. The investigation has revealed that the Jeep ran a stop sign at Idaho at Locust, briefly drove on the wrong side of the road and onto the sidewalk before striking a rock wall and the pedestrian.

The Jeep left the scene. The 36-year-old pedestrian was on the ground, in the roadway, when he was struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle remained on scene and has been cooperative with police.

The Jeep was located, abandoned, sometime after the crash. Police learned the identity of Jeep’s driver and later made contact with her. Criminal charges are pending in Sunday’s crash.
 Any witnesses to Sunday’s crash on Idaho Avenue are asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.

The one-block portion of Picacho will be closed for the duration of the investigation.