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Police Report: Albuquerque woman fatally struck south of Bloomfield


On April 22 at about 9 p.m., New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal pedestrian crash that killed Clarice Tsosie, 32, of Albuquerque on U.S. Highway 550.

The initial investigation indicated that Tsosie was walking across the north and southbound lanes south of Bloomfield near milepost 134 in a dark and unlit area.

According to police, she was struck by a northbound 2019 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 23-year-old Odessa, Texas, woman, who swerved and braked to avoid the collision.

Tsosie suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor to the crash. The crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.

1 killed, 2 injured in boating accident in Grand Canyon


FLAGSTAFF – One person was killed and two others were injured after a boating accident on the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon.

National Park officials say they received a call at around 11 a.m. Monday about the accident near Kwagunt Rapid at river mile 56.

A commercial river trip requested help with an overturned motorboat with injuries.

Due to adverse weather conditions, the park helicopter wasn’t able to respond immediately. Two swiftwater rescue crews arrived on the scene early Tuesday morning.
A 60-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene.

The park helicopter airlifted two injured people and the woman’s body out of the area.

An investigation of the incident is underway.

FBI, Nation seek info on missing woman

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Jamie Lynette Yazzie went missing June 30, 2019.

PHOENIX – The FBI Phoenix Field Office and Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations continue to seek information about the disappearance and/or death of Jamie Lynette Yazzie, 33.

She was last seen near Piñon, Arizona, on June 30, 2019.

The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Yazzie’s disappearance and/or death.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts or the details and circumstances surrounding her disappearance and/or death is asked to contact:

• FBI Phoenix, 623-466-1999
• Chinle Police Department, 928-674-2111

Tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov

State Police plan checkpoints, saturation patrols

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of May.

In a Tuesday news release, the state police said, “We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

“Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive,” the release said.


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