One person is dead and 14 are injured after a car crash

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A vehicle crashed through the wall of Savers in Las Cruces Tuesday morning, resulting in one death and multiple injuries.
According to the Las Cruces Police Department, one person is dead and 15 others are injured after an SUV vehicle crashed through the thrift store located at 2340 North Main Street.
Fourteen people inside the store were injured, as well as the driver.
Of the injured, 10 were taken to different local hospitals.
Police say one of those injured, 67-year-old Pamela Kaye Nelson, has died from her injuries.
The Las Cruces Fire Department treated five other victims, but according to police, they refused to be taken to the hospital.
Police said the driver of the SUV appeared not to be injured but then later learned the driver went to the hospital on their own accord.
KFOX14/CBS4 spoke with Adrian Guerrero, a shopper, who said they were shopping until they heard the crash.


Tuesday morning in Las Cruces, a car broke through the Savers wall, killing one and injuring several more.

An SUV crashed through the thrift store at 2340 North Main Street, resulting in one person dead and fifteen injuries, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

The driver and fourteen individuals within the store sustained injuries.

When attempting to park, the 69-year-old driver of an SUV allegedly confused the accelerator for the brake and crashed the car through the store’s front glass wall, hitting the back of the structure.

Among those hurt, ten were transported to various nearby hospitals.

The 67-year-old Pamela Kaye Nelson, who was among those hurt, has passed away, according to the police.

Police claim that although five more victims were treated by the Las Cruces Fire Department, they refused to be taken to the hospital.

The SUV’s driver seemed unharmed, according to the police, but they later found out that the driver had gone to the hospital on their own initiative.

The driver and the other injured parties are not being identified by the authorities, but they do say that the victims’ ages range from 30 to 90 years old, and two Savers employees were among them.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m., the incident occurred. m.

Although there wasn’t much blood, according to Savers employee Elijah Sanchez, there were people.

howling in agony.

“A lot of chaos ensued. “It’s really sad and heartbreaking and I hope that everyone who was hurt by this is going to be okay, my prayers are out to them,” Sanchez said, adding that he would never forget the day. “I didn’t know what to think, but I just knew that the best thing to do was to try and go help the people who needed help.”. “.

A customer named Adrian Guerrero told KFOX14/CBS4 that they were out shopping when they heard the crash.

When I hear a loud crash and turn around, I see this car crashing right through the cash registers and pushing all of the clothing racks and people to the side.

Guerrero described the aftermath.

People were bleeding and lying on the ground. It was chaotic, frightening, and terrifying.

The audio recording below shows a 911 call made by an individual inside the store shortly after the collision.

Melinda Jordan, the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso, issued the following statement in support:.

The Goodwill Industries of El Paso family extends its sincere condolences to the family of the customer who tragically passed away from the injuries sustained in this terrible accident, as well as our deepest concern and sympathy for the two employees and fourteen customers injured in today’s tragic incident at Savers Las Cruces. We are here for you during this trying time; we stand by you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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