82-year-old woman dies after being hit by flat-bed trailer while checking her mail
PORTALES, New Mexico (KCBD) - New Mexico State Police has identified an 82-year-old Portales woman who was killed by a flat-bed trailer incident on Thursday.
State Police officials say Virginia Poe was checking her mailbox just off the road at her home. Her 88-year-old neighbor, driving a 2001 GMC pickup and pulling an empty flatbed trailer, stopped along the roadway to talk to her.
After the conversation, the man drove onto Mrs. Poe’s property to make a U-turn. As he was entering the roadway the trailer struck Mrs. Poe, who was still standing near her mailbox.
Emergency Medical Services were called, and Mrs. Poe was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash which was investigated by the New Mexico State Police.
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