A mother traveling with her husband and two young children was hit by a car driving in a funeral procession on South Main Street, Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
The 31-year-old woman, Leticia Renteria, was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center after suffering neck and back injuries. Police say a four -door Ford SUV that was driving northbound in a funeral procession on Main Street swiped Renteriaâ€™s 2000 Ford pickup truck as the SUV made a left onto Poe Street.
Police identified the driver of the SUV as Loris DeKay, 70, of Roswell. â€œShe failed to yield,â€ Roswell Police Officer N. Poire said. Officer Erica Oâ€™Bryon, RPD spokeswoman, said the two children, ages 7 and 13, suffered â€œobvious signs of injuries, which could be a scrape or a bruise.â€ Witnesses said the funeral procession had just left a memorial gathering at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.