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NMSU Police Department investigating a fatal crash on University Avenue

The New Mexico State University Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of University Avenue and Locust Street.


Initial information indicated that at 7:28 p.m. an NMSU Police officer witnessed a motorcyclist run a red light at University Avenue and Espina Street. The motorcyclist accelerated at a high rate of speed eastbound on University Avenue. The NMSU police officer turned on his lights and siren. The motorcycle crossed into the oncoming lanes of traffic and collided with two vehicles that were westbound.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Additional information will be available Wednesday afternoon.