Reno National Guard member killed in New Mexico

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Updated: 2/11/2013 3:49 pm
UPDATE - 3:50PM - Douglas County School District says both Lindsay and Ashley Browder were graduates of Douglas County High School. Lindsay graduated in 2012 and Ashley graduated in 2009.

UPDATE - 3:15PM - Deputy Aaron Williamson with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says Sergeant Adam Casaus was heading westbound on Paseo Del Norte with his emergency equipment on. As he entered the intersection of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road, he hit a white Honda SUV on the passenger side. The passenger, Browder, was pronounced deceased on scene.

Williamson says the driver, identified as 19-year-old Lindsay Browder, was transported to the hospital with a broken hip and a fractured spine.

Sergeant Casaus was also transported to the hospital but has been released and is recovering at home. The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

UPDATE - 11:55AM - Arizona Police Department says the sergeant sent to the hospital was Sgt. Adam Casaus. He has been with APD since July of 2000 and has been a sergeant since May of 2012.

UPDATE - 11:30AM - According to April Conway with the Nevada National Guard, Ashley Browder was a former member of the 152nd Air Wing in Reno, but it's unknown how long she was there.

Browder was not on active duty status with the Air Force in Reno when she was down in Albuquerque. Browder was in the process of being transferred to the New Mexico Air Force base, Conway says.

The National Guard will not be investigating the incident since it is a civil matter.

ALBUQUERQUE (, KRNV & - Ashley Browder, 21, of the National Guard out of Reno was hit and killed by an Albuquerque Police Department officer Sunday morning.

Browder was the passenger in an SUV. Her sister Lindsey Browder, 19, was driving. Lindsey Browder was taken to UNM Hospital with a fractured spine and broken hip.

The on-duty, APD sergeant, was also sent to the hospital as a precaution. The sergeant was trying to find a drunk driver, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the crash investigation.
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RUMadBro - 2/16/2013 9:13 AM
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See what happens when pencil necked geeks get a badge nd a gun? They run amock! Turns out the pig lied about "looking for a suspected drunk driver."

Kramer - 2/12/2013 6:52 PM
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This is sad, and difficult for the parties involved. Maybe NV4 could dress up the writing and factual stuff as little so some dignity is afforded.

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