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Pedestrian killed while walking along I-40 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say a pedestrian was fatally injured after stepping into traffic on I-40.

Officer Fred Duran says the incident occurred Saturday shortly after 11:30 p.m. between Wyoming and Eubank boulevards.

According to Duran, police determined the pedestrian had been walking on the freeway for an unknown reason.

Then the pedestrian walked into the far right traffic lane was hit by two vehicles.

Authorities pronounced the person dead at the scene.

The pedestrian’s identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Duran says police do not expect to file charges against the drivers.

The incident shut down part of I-40 for several hours.