Pedestrian dies after crash with vehicle near Foothills

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A pedestrian has died following a crash with a vehicle near the Foothills early Wednesday morning. The Albuquerque Police Department reports the incident took place at the intersection of Juan Tabo Blvd. and Skyline Rd. just after midnight.

Authorities say a white 2013 Volkswagen passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on Juan Tabo in the middle lane and was approaching Skyline Road. A male pedestrian was walking westbound on Skyline Rd. and crossed Juan Tabo from east to west when he was struck by the vehicle.

Police report that according to two APD officers who witnessed the crash, the male walked directly in the roadway, and a vehicle in the right lane stopped for the pedestrian. The Volkswagen struck the male in the middle lane.

The male pedestrian was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he died from his injuries. APD states the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was cooperating with officers.

Police say speed and alcohol were not a factor in the crash on the part of the driver of the Volkswagen. This investigation is ongoing.

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