Published: 12:31 pm, Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018Updated: 12:31 pm
Crime Stoppers of Eddy County is seeking the public’s assistance in solving a hit-and-run accident that occurred in late June in Artesia. Artesia Police Department officers received reports of a wreck involving a bicyclist at 4:21 a.m. June 22 at U.S. 285 and Mill Road. The cyclist was travelling south along the edge of U.S. 285, just north of the Mill Road intersection, when they were struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene. The cyclist was later found by a passerby and airlifted to a trauma center with serious injuries. Through investigation, officers determined the vehicle involved was a 2000-2005 Dodge Neon. Anyone with potential information on this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-844-786-7227; via eddycountycrimestoppers.com; or through the mobile app P3 Tips (a reward has been issued for the tip ending in 58 and 84).