LOS LUNAS, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a Peralta man is dead after car crash involving a Los Lunas school resource vehicle.

They say a Los Lunas Public School resource officer was trying to assist a Valencia County Sheriff’s deputy on a call about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the unidentified resource officer was trying to pass a passenger vehicle in front of the patrol car and drove into the opposite lane of the two-lane roadway.

At the same time, the passenger car driven by 69-year-old Robin Arthur turned left into a private driveway.

Police say the resource officer’s vehicle struck the passenger car along the driver’s side door.

Arthur and the resource officer were taken to an Albuquerque hospital for treatment of injuries.

Police say Arthur died Wednesday afternoon.