LCPD identifies deadly victim of the Savers incident

LCPD identifies deadly victim of the Savers incident

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Las Cruces Police Department continues investigating what led to the incident of April 30, 2024 that resulted in one person dead and 14 others injured.

According to LCPD, Pamela Kaye Nelson, 67, was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital, where she later died.

The Las Cruces Fire Department released the ages and genders of the 12 injured who received medical attention from fire crews the day of the incident. Two victims either declined to provide their age or were treated by other emergency medical providers.

Of the 12 injured whose ages were provided, 11 are women, and one is a 70-year-old man. The women range in age from 26 to 88. Eight of the injured are older than 60. Two of the injured are store employees.

1 dead, 14 hurt after SUV crashes into Las Cruces store

Shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, Las Cruces police, fire, and other first responders were dispatched to the crash at 2340 N. Main St. Investigators learned a 2015 Ford Explorer crashed through the glass and aluminum façade near the self-checkout area and veered right as it passed through the store.

The 69-year-old driver of the Explorer, the only occupant of the vehicle, escaped serious injury. She went to a local hospital later that day on her own accord. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates the driver mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake as she pulled into a parking space in front of the store.

Savers has since reopened for business.

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