LOS LUNAS — Valencia County Sheriff Louis Burkhard defended his department’s protocol following a Tomé car crash late last month when deputies were unable to find the man involved.
The body of the man, Brandon Young, 29, was found five days later by his cousin and Young’s girlfriend after the two searched the immediate area. Young was found three-tenths of a mile from the crash scene near N.M. 47 and Vista Solano Drive.
Deputies were unable to find the body after responding to the scene at 10:30 p.m, on Sept. 30.
Burkhard said it’s “common sense” to look around the immediate area, but deputies didn’t see enough evidence to believe Young was badly injured when he left the crash scene.
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