Man arrested, accused of vehicular homicide

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A 60-year-old man has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by a vehicle after police say he allegedly hit another man with his car and left the scene. The 57-year-old victim died at the scene.

Officers with the Hobbs Police Department say they were dispatched to the 4100 block of North Lovington Highway around 8:30 p.m. Saturday due to a man laying in the road. When they arrived, police say Henry Padilla was found dead and his injuries were consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Witnesses who saw the incident were able to give police a license plate and vehicle description. They found the suspect, Jose Losoya, in Lovington and say he smelled of intoxicants.

Losoya was booked into the Hobbs City Jail on a $20,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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