ALBUQUERQUE, NM — One person died Monday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking across Central Avenue in east Albuquerque, reports KOB.
The fatal incident occurred at the intersection with Valencia Drive, in the Fair West neighborhood. Albuquerque Police and first responders arrived on the scene at about 8:54 p.m.
Few details have been released, but authorities said a male pedestrian was walking southbound on Valencia Drive across Central Avenue when he was hit by a westbound car. Investigators noted the victim was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of impact.
Medics rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he later died.
An investigation remains ongoing. At this time, speed and alcohol are not suspected factors in the event.
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