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UPDATED: Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Highway Identified

Authorities say an Arizona woman died after being hit by two vehicles while crossing a highway in Farmington.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said one of the two vehicles that struck 36-year-old Lucinda John of Red Valley, Ariz., is being sought.

Sheriff’s officials said John had just left a casino when she decided to walk across U.S. 64 on Tuesday night. The Sheriff’s Office said a Chevrolet Malibu first hit John and then a truck struck her.

Authorities said the driver of the Malibu later returned to the scene to find out what he had hit. Sheriff’s Lt. Lisa Haws said it doesn’t appear the driver of the Malibu was speeding.

Haws told The Daily Times that authorities are looking for the truck involved in the accident.


Wednesday, June 1 — Pedestrian Killed When Hit by Two Vehicles in San Juan County


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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by two vehicles Tuesday night on U.S. 64, according to The Daily Times.

The Farmington newspaper said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred at about 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 57. Her name was not immediately released.

San Juan County sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Pfetzer told The Daily Times that after the woman crossed the eastbound lanes of the highway, she was struck by a car as she walked into the westbound lanes and then was hit by a truck.

Pfetzer said witnesses were being sought and possible charges are pending, according to the newspaper.