Officer Involved Fatal Crash June 15, 2022

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New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an Alamogordo Police officer. It happened around 11:49 a.m. Wednesday on North White Sands Boulevard, also known as Highway 70.

The driver of the truck was 77-year-old James Stone, who pulled out in front of the officer from a private drive. The police vehicle hit the driver-side of the Chevrolet.

There were two officers in the police car, both were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation by the New Mexico State Police. The Alamogordo Police Department will also be doing its own internal investigation.

Alcohol containers were found in Stone's car, but whether it was a factor is still under investigation.

Official Statement from APD

“On 6/15/2022 at approximately 1149 hours The Alamogordo Police Department experienced a tragic event. A City of Alamogordo Police Officer was responding to an emergency call and was involved in a crash when another vehicle pulled into the Officer’s lane of traffic. As a result of the crash, one person passed away due to injuries sustained in the accident.

The crash is still under investigation by the New Mexico State Police. The Alamogordo Police Department will be conducting an internal investigation on the matter. Our deepest condolences go out to the family who lost a loved one.

Please direct any questions regarding this incident to the New Mexico State Police.”

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