Eddy County, NM – On April 11, 2020 at around 8:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police responded to a hit and run crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 82, mile post 80 near Artesia.
Officers arrived to find Jenio M. Berdoza (39) of Roswell, NM had been struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Berdoza was transported to Artesia General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
The investigation indicates Berdoza was walking on the roadway of U.S. Highway 82 and was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene.
If you were a witness or have any information about this crash, you are urged to call the New Mexico State Police at (575) 382-2500 option 1 and tell the dispatcher you have information related to the U.S. Highway 82 hit and run. This crash remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.