EL PASO, Texas- ABC-7 says Teddy Sanchez, the Canutillo man who El Paso Police say hit and killed a woman by Cathedral High School last Wednesday, struck and killed a pedestrian 17 months ago.
Police say 65-year-old Marguerite Caruthers was not using a crosswalk and walked right in front of Sanchez’s truck.
17 months ago, Sanchez struck and and killed an elderly woman walking down Doniphan near Canutillo High School. In that case, a police report stated the driver of another vehicle swerved into Sanchez’s lane, causing him to drive off the road and into 82-year-old Socorro Martinez.
In the 2015 police report, the responding officers wrote: “The driver of the truck (Sanchez) immediately pulled over and performed CPR on the pedestrian. No charges are pending against the driver.”
ABC-7 spoke with family and friends of Caruthers. The woman’s son, Quinn, told ABC-7 he’d already made the connection that Sanchez, who struck and killed Martinez in 2015, was the same man who hit his mother.
“She liked making people laugh,” said Quin Caruthers, whose mother was an actress at El Paso Playhouse. “It’s been really tough, but we are all very strong people thanks to my mother.”
ABC-7 spoke with Sanchez by phone, but he referred us to his attorney, Enrique Lopez, for comment. Lopez did not return calls.