Regional
10:17 am
Wed November 11, 2009

Pedestrian Killed On I-25

Las Cruces – A 36-year-old Las Cruces man standing in the middle of Interstate 25 near Hatch on Monday night was killed when he was hit by a truck.

Authorities say Brian J. Hasslinger was killed instantly about 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by a northbound semi truck without a trailer.

State police Capt. Rich Libicer says it was dark and by the time the truck driver could tell a person was standing on the roadway, there was little he could do.

Libicer says Hasslinger did not appear to be a stranded motorist since there was no vehicle in the area.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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