Farmington police arrest man involved in fatal crash

Farmington, N.M. – Farmington police have arrested a man involved in a deadly crash early Wednesday, October 7, 2020. 39-year-old Brad Harris is charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle, Hit and Run Involving Death, and DWI.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of a body near 20th St. and Brookside Dr. On arrival, officers determined that the woman, 52-year-old Teresa Smith of Gallup, was struck by a vehicle and succumbed to her injuries. Through investigation, officers located the involved vehicle at a house nearby and contacted the driver, later identified as Harris. 

The Farmington Police Department extends heartfelt condolences to Ms. Smith’s family and friends. FPD also wants to remind the community to drink responsibly and always use a designated driver or ride share service. The Traffic Division is still investigating this case and will release details as they become available.