SANTA FE COUNTY – The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a hit and run crash, which resulted in severe injuries to an 18-year-old male from Santa Fe.
At around 8:45 p.m., Friday, April 3, Christian Diaz was walking the pilgrimage along N.M. 503 to El Santuario de Chimayó. He was struck by a vehicle driving northbound on N.M. 503 near milepost 2.
Witnesses on scene described the hit and run vehicle as a white, early to middle-2000 year model Toyota pickup, possibly a Tacoma model.
The New Mexico State Police is actively investigating this incident. Debris left at the scene indicates the hit and run vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger area of the vehicle, including a broken head lamp as a result of the crash.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the New Mexico State Police Santa Fe Office at 505.827.9300.