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FBI Releases Information Concerning Vehicle Involved in Hit-and-Run

FBI Albuquerque April 02, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI is releasing information about the possible vehicle involved in a hit-and-run last month that killed a woman who was a member of the Navajo Nation.

Found at the scene of the crash on U.S. Highway 491 near Sheep Springs, New Mexico, was a black, passenger side-view mirror that may have belonged to the vehicle that struck and killed Loretta Silversmith, 56.

Law enforcement officials believe this mirror may belong to either a 1996 to 2000 Dodge Stratus or a 1996 to 2000 Plymouth Breeze.

Although the mirror was black, all mirrors made at that time were black, so the color of the vehicle is unknown.

The crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours of March 4, 2013, and the early morning hours of March 5, 2013, north of a convenience store.

Anyone with information regarding an individual who may drive a vehicle missing a passenger side-view mirror that fits the description of the one involved in the crash, or anyone who knows someone who may be requesting or purchasing this kind of replacement mirror, is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300 (24 hours).

The FBI is investigating this case with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety.

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