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Roosevelt County woman, 82, fatally hit by neighbor's pickup

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say an elderly woman in Roosevelt County has died after she was hit by a vehicle driven by an elderly neighbor. Authorities say the incident happened Thursday around noon as 82-year-old Virginia Poe was checking her mail at her home outside Portales. Her 88-year-old neighbor was driving a pickup with an empty flatbed trailer attached. Police say he stopped to chat with Poe. Then he drove onto her property to make a U-turn. Investigators say the trailer hit Poe, who was still standing by her mailbox. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. State Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.