PRESS RELEASE: Farmington resident struck by vehicle

Farmington, NM – Today at approximately 1:54 p.m. Farmington police responded to the Kmart parking lot in reference to an individual who had been struck by a vehicle. Officers Booker, Lillywhite, Mosley, King and Jemmett arrived on scene and found a female pinned underneath a car. The officers lifted the vehicle off the female and began life-saving measures. Sadly, the 46-year-old woman from Farmington succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers conducting the investigation learned that two females were leaving the Kmart parking lot when their vehicle died. One of the females stepped to the front of the car in an attempt to get it started. At this time the car accelerated and struck her.
The Farmington Police Department would like to express their deepest sympathies to the victim’s family and friends.