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Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent struck, killed while walking dogs

Dr. Karen Trujillo

Police continue to investigate Thursday evening’s vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Edgewood Avenue that claimed the life of Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo.

About 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a crash on the 1200 block of Edgewood Avenue. Traffic investigators learned a Nissan Quest minivan was traveling west on Edgewood when it struck Trujillo who was walking her two dogs.

The driver, the sole occupant of the minivan, remained on scene and has been cooperative with police.

Trujillo, 50, was transported to Mountainview Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.

The two dogs Trujillo was walking were seriously injured and transported to a local veterinarian’s office.

The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, and has not yet talked to investigators, is asked to call police at (575) 526-0795.

Information from Las Cruces Police