29-year-old Karla Villa was identified as the woman killed by a car in Las Cruces.
According to the report, Villa was attempted to cross State Road 478 near Addington Road. Investigators say Villa was wearing dark clothing and attempted to wave her arms while crossing the street. This was to help drivers see her in the darkness. While she was crossing the road, a vehicle was traveling straight towards Villa. At the last moment, the driver in the car swerved to avoid the collision. However, there wasn’t enough time before the crash and Villa was struck with the passenger mirror of the car.
The collision knocked Villa to the grown and she was struck by a second vehicle traveling on State Road 478. Both drivers stopped after the crash and called emergency personnel. When officers and paramedics arrived, they began the investigation. Karla Villa was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police at the scene were not able to determine much about what happened. After the next of kin was notified, police talked to the family about the night of the crash. The report stated that officers learned that Villa was drinking the night of the crash. The report didn’t state the results of the toxicology report.
As of now, none of the drivers involved were punished for the crash. The crash is still under investigation and we will update the story as it develops. We offer our condolences to the family of Karla Villa and hope they will be consoled in this tragic time.
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