ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say a man was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-40 eastbound just west of Coors after throwing rocks at cars in northwest Albuquerque late Sunday night. The Albuquerque Police Department reports that officers initially responded to a call around 10:45 p.m. at a hotel near Iliff and Coors.
Authorities say officers were flagged down due to a man who was seen throwing rocks at vehicles in the parking lot of a hotel. Police say officers were able to observe the individual and tried to make contact to investigate.
However, the man reportedly fled officers on foot and crossed several fences in order to get access to the interstate. APD states that after entering the freeway the man failed to yield to traffic and was struck by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene and attempted life-saving measures however, the man sustained life-threatening injuries and died. The name of the deceased individual has not been released at this time.
APD’s Motor Unit was conducting a crash investigation and the Multi-Agency Task Force is conducting an in-custody death investigation.