• August 24, 2022

Virginia Poe Killed by Truck Trailer on Roosevelt Rd 5 near Portales, NM

Portales, NM — August 18, 2022, 82-year-old Virginia Poe was struck and killed by a truck's flatbed trailer on Roosevelt Road 5 outside Portales.

Reports say the incident happened Thursday on the 1400 block of Roosevelt Road 5. Preliminary investigation suggests Poe was checking her mailbox on the roadside when her 88-year-old neighbor pulled up in a pickup truck with an empty flatbed trailer. He stopped to talk to Poe, then pulled onto her property to make a U-turn. As he turned back onto Roosevelt, the truck's trailer hit Poe.

Poe was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation continues but impairment is not suspected as a factor.

No further information is currently available.

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