On Sunday, August 29, 2021, there were reports of a possible motor vehicle accident on Thornton St. At about 8:46 p.m., Clovis Police Department Dispatch received an emergency phone call about a person who had been hit by a motor vehicle in the 2900 block of Thornton Street.
In the press release from Clovis PD it states:
The 911 caller relayed the motor vehicle had fled from the scene. Officers were dispatched to the location of the crash involving the pedestrian. During this, a Clovis Fire Department Ambulance en route to an unrelated call was travelling south on Thornton Street, when they came upon a deceased person on the west side of Thornton Street.
The Clovis Police Department Major Crash Team was activated to investigate this fatal motor vehicle hit and run crash. The vehicle involved in this fatal hit and run crash is believed to be a truck. The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Martha Castillo, 68 years of age, of Clovis, New Mexico.
The Clovis Police Department Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the incident. The vehicle involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash has been located, and the driver has been identified by law enforcement. This investigation is still in process.