Authorities Searching for Deadly Hit and Run Suspect in Carlsbad

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO - The search is on for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Carlsbad on Thursday night.

Police say someone ran over 32-year-old Hector Florez outside the Mi Casita Restaurant and took off.

He died at the hospital.

The Florez family is pleading with the driver to come forward and take responsibility.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carlsbad Police at (575)-885-2774.