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Police search for driver in hit-and-run crash that killed motorcyclist in Vado

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities are searching for the driver of a small truck that hit and killed a motorcyclist in the community of Vado in Doña Ana County on Thursday.

New Mexico State Police provided this stock photograph of the type of Chevrolet S-10 involved in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at (575) 382-2500, option 1.

New Mexico State Police said the crash that killed 54-year-old Guy Hanslin of Mesquite happened around 2:10 p.m.

Based on the initial investigation provided in a State Police news release, Hanslin was riding his Harley-Davidson bike north on Las Alturas Street when the driver of a Chevrolet S-10 headed in the opposite direction turned left in front of Hanslin, hitting the motorcycle head on.

The driver of the truck fled, police said, and the truck was found abandoned at a home in Mesquite.

Hanslin died at the scene.

The truck involved in the crash is described as a tan 1998 Chevrolet S-10.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call State Police at (575) 382-2500, option 1.

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