Hit And Run Semi Driver Sought In Las Cruces

Mar 26, 2013

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the driver of a tractor-trailer that failed to stop after striking a city fire hydrant.

Las Cruces Police learned that a semitrailer struck a fire hydrant near the southeast corner of Valley Drive and Tashiro Drive. The incident is believed to have occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Evidence from the scene indicates that the semitrailer was leaving a dirt area and entering southbound Valley Drive when it struck the fire hydrant. The collision broke off the hydrant which appeared to have been dragged by the semitrailer onto Valley Drive.

The driver of the tractor-trailer failed to stop or report the incident.

Anyone with information that can help identify the driver or semitrailer involved in this incident is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.