A man was killed Tuesday morning when he was struck by a car while walking his dog on Terraza Blvd. in the Loma Colorado subdivision.

“At approximately 5:53 a.m., the Rio Rancho Police Department received a call for service pertaining to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Rio Rancho Police Department and Rio Rancho Fire Rescue rendered aid to the pedestrian. One adult male was pronounced deceased on scene,” Captain Jacquelynn Reedy said.

Neighbors are furious, saying the death is linked to the city’s removal of crosswalks in that area.
“This was completely avoidable. This comes after our crosswalks were removed,” Loma Colorado resident Maria Miller said.
She says the area is very family-friendly and is frequented by pedestrians, joggers, kids, dog walkers and people on “leisurely strolls.”
Reedy and the city confirm that the fatal accident did occur in the Valle Alto crosswalk, a crosswalk that was not removed by the city.
Miller contacted the city asking them to put the crosswalks back.
“The Rio Rancho Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent, to first responders who responded, and all members of the community affected by this incident,” Reedy said.

Out of respect for the grieving process for the family, Reedy says the name will not be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Reedy says they do not have a current update on the dog.