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APD investigates fatal hit-and-run north of the airport

Jonathan Fjeld

Updated: September 30, 2021 12:47 p.m.

Created: September 30, 2021 10:29 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – APD opened an investigation Thursday morning into a nightly hit and run accident north of Sunport.

Officials responded to reports of a crash on Girard Boulevard SE and Vail Avenue SE at around 4 a.m. on Thursday. The investigation found that a pedestrian was walking east across Girard near the Vail Junction when an older gray sedan drove north on Girard and hit the pedestrian. The driver fled and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

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