Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash

Updated: 12/04/2013 11:25 AM | Created: 12/03/2013 10:36 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Albuquerque police are looking for the driver responsible in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash near the I-40 off-ramp to Coors Boulevard on Tuesday night.

Officers were dispatched to the scene around 8:30 p.m. Witnesses at the scene told police the male pedestrian was crossing Coors from the west side of the street when he was hit by an SUV traveling on the northbound off-ramp.

The SUV, possibly red in color, fled the scene after the crash.

Police have identified the victim as a 38-year-old man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, police say pedestrian error appears to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact 242-COPS.

Photo: APD

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