Pedestrian Killed in Entertainment District Crash was ICU Nurse

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The man accused of running over a curb, striking a stop sign which fell on 33-year-old Xiaoyan “Yan” Shi, killing her near the Cincinnati Entertainment District early Wednesday morning has posted bond.

Jail records show that Lorenzo Anchondo, 26, of Sunland Park posted  a $75,000 split bond early Thursday morning in the intoxication manslaughter case against him.

NewsChannel 9 has learned that the woman who died in the crash was an ICU nurse at Del Sol Medical Center.

In a statement released by the hospital on Thursday afternoon, they said “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our Del Sol Medical Center family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time.”

A GoFundMe account set up to benefit Shi had raised nearly $3,000 by Thursday afternoon. According to the crowd funding site, she was a mother of a four-year-old daughter and had a husband.

According to El Paso Police, Anchondo was driving north on Stanton when he attempted to make a turn onto Mississippi, where he allegedly ran onto the curb and hit a stop sign. Witness statements indicate that Shi was standing on the sidewalk at the corner and was struck by the falling stop sign. She suffered severe head injuries and died at the scene.

The arrest affidavit shows that Anchondo allegedly showed signs of intoxication, but refused a breathalyzer test in the field. A warrant for a blood draw was obtained from a municipal judge before a blood draw was performed. The results of that blood draw was not available in court documents.

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