Motorcycle Fatality on South Triviz

Las Cruces Police

On March 9, 2022, at approximately 8:30pm, Las Cruces Police Department Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2000 block of South Triviz.

Officers learned a motorcyclist was traveling south on Triviz and collided with a vehicle turning north onto Triviz.  The motorcyclist was unresponsive and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.  The deceased was identified as Canaan Bower, 18, of Las Cruces, NM.

In late 2020, Bower was the hero in an attempted kidnapping at a local Las Cruces gas station. The Mayfield High School wrestling champion subdued the suspect until LCPD could arrive on the scene. Bower’s act of bravery was recognized around the world when surveillance footage of the situation went viral shortly after.

Las Cruces Police Department’s Traffic Section responded to the accident to conduct a crash reconstruction and further investigate. Traffic investigators continue to conduct interviews and gather data for further analysis. The crash is still under investigation.


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