LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Las Cruces Police say Canaan Bower, 18, was riding his motorcycle south along the 2000 block of Triviz in Las Cruces when he crashed into a vehicle turning north on Triviz.
Canaan was recognized as a local hero after he stopped a kidnapping attempt in March 2020. The heroic act was caught on video.
The crash happened Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., responding officers found Bower unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators conducted a crash reconstruction and are interviewing witnesses to gather more information.
The crash is still under investigation. We will update this story on-air and online as information comes into our New Mexico Mobile Newsroom.