Las Cruces Police identify pedestrian hit, killed by city bus

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - Las Cruces police have identified the pedestrian killed in Tuesday's crash as Briana Chavez, 19.

Officials say Chavez was hit by a city bus on the north lanes of Del Rey Boulevard at about 6 p.m. The impact forced her into the the southbound lanes of traffic, where a different car then hit her.

Chavez was taken to Mountain View Regional Medical Center where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the car was also taken to the hospital, but has since been released. No injuries were reported in the bus.

The Las Cruces Police Department is investigating the incident.

The Chavez family has created a GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses. To donate, click HERE.

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