Carlsbad Man Killed in Car-Pedestrian Accident

Carlsbad Man Killed in Car-Pedestrian Accident

A Carlsbad, New Mexico, man is dead following a car-pedestrian accident that occurred on Friday night.

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 70, near mile marker 339.

New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9, they found a male subject lying in the middle of the eastbound lanes when they arrived on the scene.

The man, who was later identified as Jerome Stevens, 35, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center where he later died.

Authorities are currently seeking information from the public about the vehicle involved in the accident that fled the scene.

If you have any information, contact New Mexico State Police.