NMSP Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Suspect In Fatal Hit And Run Near Santa Fe County Detention Center



On March 27 at around 10:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police responded to a hit and run crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 14, mile post 43 near the Santa Fe Detention Center.

Officers arrived to find Kevin Michael Poirier, 45, of San Diego, Calif. had been struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.  Poirier was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

The investigation indicates Poirier was walking south on Highway 14 and was struck by what investigators believe to be a south bound 2015 Ford Pick-up Truck. After striking Poirier, the truck fled the scene.  The truck will have front end damage and will be missing a mirror.

If you were a witness or have any information about this crash, you are urged to call the New Mexico State Police at (505) 841-9256 option 0 and tell the dispatcher you have information related to the Highway 14 hit and run. This crash remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.