Las Cruces Public Schools, police hold news conference following death of superintendent

New Mexico News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) –Las Cruces Public Schools and Las Cruces Police held a joint news conference at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 26 following the sudden death of LCPS Superintendent Karen Trujillo. Trujillo died on Thursday night in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash while she was walking her two dogs. Police say a Nissan Quest minivan was traveling west on Edgewood Ave. when it struck Trujillo.

Authorities say the driver and the only occupant of the minivan remained at the scene and has been cooperative with police. Trujillo was transported to a hospital where she died shortly after arriving.

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