Driver admits to using drugs before fatal pedestrian accident

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Police say a man was arrested for hitting and killing a pedestrian then fleeing the scene.

It happened Saturday just before noon in downtown Albuquerque.

Police say Matthew Lowe ran over the pedestrian at 1st Street and Central Avenue, then drove off to the Express Inn at 10th Street and Central Avenue.

Officers caught up with him and Lowe reportedly admitted to being under the influence of drugs.

He is now in jail waiting to see a judge.

The name of the pedestrian who was killed has yet to be released. 

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