Sunland Park man killed trying to help driver of stalled car

January 30, 2019

DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — A Sunland Park man is dead after trying to help the driver of a stalled car in Dona Ana County and getting fatally struck by a passing vehicle.

New Mexico State Police say 46-year-old Byron Wade Cross was pronounced dead Monday night at a hospital.

They say a car driven by an 18-year-old man from Mexico stalled out in the middle of Interstate 10.

Cross stopped to assist the driver when that car was hit by a pickup, then another vehicle reportedly struck Cross as he was standing on the highway’s shoulder.

State Police say 72-year-old Daniel Terrazas of Las Cruces is jailed on suspicion of careless driving, having no car insurance and driving on an expired license.

Terrazas also had an unrelated arrest warrant out of Dona Ana County.

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