Albuquerque Police have reopened an investigation into the crash that killed a pedestrian in northeast Albuquerque.
The initial investigation concluded that the man attempted to cross the street in a non-designated area. As the man attempted to cross Eubank and Copper, he was struck by a vehicle traveling down the road. The initial report did not say if the driver stayed at the scene, but no one was arrested or cited. The investigation was closed for a few days, but had now been reopened.
Police were able to conclude that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, but police say it could have been avoided. Investigators believe the driver may have been distracted or speeding and could not avoid the collision. However, since the crash happened around 7 p.m., it is unlikely that the driver couldn’t see the man. This time, the investigation will be able to tell if the driver attempted to swerve and what occurred in the moments leading up to the crash. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, but he did not have ID On him. We will provide updates on the story as they are released.
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