Police: Man lied to officers after fatal pedestrian crash

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE), Aug. 19, 2015 – Police say a Carlsbad man lied about how fast he was going the night he hit and killed a pedestrian. Alfredo Griego, 21, was arrested Monday for the death of 28-year-old Anthony Luna Downs. Griego initially told police he going 40 to 50 miles per hour when he hit Downs back in March. Investigators now say surveillance video shows Griego was actually driving more than 80 miles per hour. Court documents reveal Griego has an extensive driving record dating back to 2013.