Police identify man, woman killed after being struck by a truck in Las Cruces

Two people are dead after being hit by a car Sunday morning in Las Cruces.

Police have identified the two people killed when struck by a truck Sunday.

Denise Chavez, 29, and Arturo Cordova, 36, were killed when they were hit on Valley View Avenue.

Police said Carlos C. Garcia, 50, was driving the GMC Yukon that struck Chavez and Cordova. Garcia then hit a rock wall and was critically injured. He remains hospitalized in El Paso in critical but stable condition, police said.

When officers arrived at the scene about 4 a.m. Sunday, they found Chavez and Cordova unresponsive. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Garcia had been in an argument with several people at a home on Calle Americana before the crash.

Charges are expected against Garcia.

Police said more information will be released when those charges have been filed, police said

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