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Las Cruces, NM - Shane Brown Fatally Hit by Jeep at Idaho Ave & Locust St

November 7, 2022
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Las Cruces, NM (November 7, 2022) - A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Las Cruces area on Sunday, October 30. 

At around 9:30 p.m., officials were called to the scene of a pedestrian crash at the corner of Idaho Avenue and Locust Street. Emergency responders found 36-year-old Shane Brown at the scene. Brown was transported to the University Medical Center of El Paso where he was later pronounced dead on Thursday, November 3. 

It was reported that a Jeep Cherokee ran a stop sign and hit Brown, who was then hit by another vehicle. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene. The vehicle was later found abandoned. The driver was later apprehended and is currently facing charges. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Shane Brown at this time.

Fatal Hit-&-Run Crashes in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Shane Brown Fatally Hit by Jeep at Idaho Ave & Locust StEstimates place the number of hit-and-run accidents in 2015 at 737,100. This indicates that every 43 seconds, a hit-and-run accident takes place somewhere in the United States. The highest number of hit-and-run fatalities ever recorded was 2,049 in 2016.

When irresponsible action or a failure to act that contributed to the death of another person is involved, the death of the person involved is referred to as wrongful death. The legal doctrine of wrongful death is currently included within the realm of personal injury law. It grants the family or estate of the deceased the authority to file a claim for compensation against the person or entity responsible for the death of the deceased person.

There are several different laws in the state of New Mexico that can affect a wrongful death claim you submit. Without the assistance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque, it might be impossible for you to decide which of those apply to your particular situation. That is why you need to start talking to an attorney about your case as soon as possible.

You could feel as though you can no longer live your life the way you once did after losing a loved one. We are all too aware of the pain that bereaved families go through. The goal of Will Ferguson & Associates is to support families who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Our wrongful death lawyers in Las Cruces can help you and your family move past a deadly accident. 

To schedule a meeting with a lawyer to go over your options for obtaining compensation following an unexpected death in the family, call (505) 243-5566.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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