RIO COMMUNITIES — The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a fatal hit and run in the city of Rio Communities.
Around 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, VCSO deputies were patrolling in the area of the 100 block of Rio Communities Blvd. — N.M. 47 — when they were alerted to a man who was deceased near the road.
The man was identified as Earl Arellano, 54, of Casa Colorada, and was determined to have died on the scene due to injuries he received after being hit by a motor vehicle.
The vehicle, which was described only as being black in color in a recent press release from the sheriff’s office, left the area.
If anyone has any information on this hit and run accident, contact the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office at 505-866-2400 or the Valencia Regional Emergency Communications Center at 505-865-9130.
Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors.