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Snowplow driver could face charges after hitting pedestrians

January 15, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they are considering a careless driving charge against a Santa Fe snowplow driver who struck a couple and then drove away.

Santa Fe police spokesman Greg Gurule said Monday that driver Billy Kavanaugh may not face an additional charge for leaving the scene of an accident because he was “adamant he did not know he struck anyone.”

The incident Friday night caused serious injury to 68-year-old Joseph Fammartino and his wife, Toni, who is the same age.

A Santa Fe police report says Toni was treated for a cut on the back of her head and reported pain in her shoulder, while Joseph had more serious facial injuries and could possibly suffer vision loss and brain damage.

Joseph on Monday was listed in satisfactory condition at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

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