Pedestrian struck, killed in Hobbs Tuesday night

Hobbs Police Department investigating death of 27-year-old woman.
Hobbs Police Department investigating death of 27-year-old woman.(Hobbs Police Department)
Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 10:34 AM CDT
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HOBBS, New Mexico (KCBD) - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night in Hobbs.

Hobbs police responded to a report of a man struck by a vehicle near the intersection of West County Rd. and Mahan Dr. around 10 p.m.

The man, now identified as 51-year-old Crecencio P. Garcia of San Antonio, was unresponsive when officers arrived. He was taken to Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital where he later died.

Investigators say Garcia was walking down the roadway when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of the car remained on scene and faces no charges at this time.

The Hobbs Police Department would like to remind citizens to be aware of their surroundings and to slow down and look for pedestrians while driving, especially at night.