ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A woman who got out of her car on Interstate 40 was hit and killed by a passing vehicle late Friday afternoon, Albuquerque police report.
The woman, whose name has not been released, apparently had stopped on the shoulder because of a mechanical problem with her car, Sgt. Robert Gibbs said.
The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes approaching the Big I.
Police said the woman stepped out of the car and was immediately hit by a pickup truck and died on impact. The driver of the truck stopped, and he and his passenger were being interviewed by investigators.
Initially all eastbound lanes were blocked at Fourth Street NW with traffic diverted to surface streets. Shortly before 7 p.m. police moved their blockade closer to the Big I allowing eastbound traffic to take the exit lanes to I-25.
As of 8:15 p.m. all eastbound lanes remained closed.
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