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APD: Child struck, killed, by vehicle in SE Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A child is dead after being hit by a vehicle Thursday night in southeast Albuquerque, according to an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman.

Officer Daren DeAguero said police are investigating the crash, at Trumbull and Louisiana SE, that led to the child’s death.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that an eight-year-old male was running across the street when he was struck by a vehicle,” he said. “The investigation is in its early stages, but there is a possibility that once he was struck by the vehicle, he was thrown into the next lane and struck by a second vehicle.”

The 8-year-old died at the scene, DeAguero said. Police evaluated the driver of the first vehicle, determined that person was not impaired, and are now looking for the driver of the second vehicle in order to question that person and inspect the vehicle.

He said witnesses described the vehicle as a red Dodge Durango. The intersection will remain closed until the investigation is over.

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