Pedestrian dies following hit and run crash in southeast Albuquerque

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries after being involved in a hit and run crash in southeast Albuquerque on Wednesday evening. The Albuquerque Police Department reports that officers were dispatched to a crash on Central Ave. and Rhode Island St. around 6 p.m.

According to police, witnesses stated that an older black Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on Central behind a truck. When the Nissan drove around the truck, it hit a female pedestrian near the intersection at Rhode Island St.

Authorities say the Nissan didn’t stop and fled the scene eastbound on Central.

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APD reports that officers were unable to identify the driver of the Nissan and the female pedestrian suffered severe injuries and died at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and police are reviewing video surveillance.

It is unknown if alcohol, drugs, and speed were contributing factors in the crash. The victim has not been identified.

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