Police ID woman killed in crosswalk Sunday morning

Albuquerque police officers investigate after a pedestrian was struck by a driver in a truck at the intersection of Eubank and Constitution NE Sunday. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

An Albuquerque Police Department identified the woman who was killed while crossing the street in a crosswalk in Northeast Albuquerque Sunday morning as 59-year-old Julie Westfall.

Gilbert Gallegos, an APD spokesman, said officers are consulting with the District Attorney’s Office on whether to charge the driver and what those charges would be.

He did not identify the driver.

According to another APD spokesman, Officer Simon Drobik, Westfall had been crossing the street at Eubank and Constitution NE – in a crosswalk – around 10:40 a.m. when she was struck by a driver in a GMC truck. He said the driver had been heading westbound on Constitution and was stopped at a red light on Eubank.

When the light turned green, the driver turned right onto northbound Eubank, striking Westfall, Drobik said. He said she died at the scene.

Drobik said alcohol and speed do not appear to have factored into the crash.

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