ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The woman struck and killed after she stepped out of her car on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque late Friday afternoon was hit by by a driver police allege swerved in her direction.
Nancy Smith, 63, died on impact on the shoulder of eastbound I-40 approaching the Big I interchange with Interstate 25, police said.
According to police Smith stopper her car about 5:30 p.m. for an unknown reason. She was standing near her car when she was hit by a pickup truck.
The driver of the truck, Oscar Morales, 18, and a passenger stopped and stayed at the scene. Police are waiting on a blood draw to determine if alcohol contributed to the accident.
A police spokesperson said witnesses reported Morales was swerving in and out of traffic before the collision.
Eastbound I-40 was closed for more than two hours with traffic first diverted onto Fourth Street NW and then to I-25.
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