Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Van Kills Man On Central.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

Pedestrian Error Is Involved, Police Say

A 45-year-old man was killed Tuesday evening when a van struck him as he was crossing Central just east of Louisiana, Albuquerque police said.

The man, whom police identified as a Native American, was fatally injured at the scene by a silver or gray van, Sgt. Paul Feist said.

Witnesses told police that the van was heading west on Central, and possibly speeding, when it hit the man, who was wearing dark clothing, Feist said.

He said that the van stopped momentarily but than proceeded west on Central. Witnesses did not get a license plate number and gave conflicting reports on the year and model of the van, police said. …

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