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Pedestrian killed on Gallup's east side

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A man walking with a woman along the north side of the road, near 3010 E. Highway 66, stepped into oncoming traffic Thursday evening. The man was struck and killed by a white SUV.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said the call on the accident came in at 9:09 pm. The man, whose identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman with him was taken to the hospital, but Spencer said she hasn't received any updates on her condition, and it's not clear whether she was struck by any vehicles.

"They did give the driver a roadside breath test and she tested 0.00," Spencer said.

When asked, Spencer said she's meeting with detectives for updates on the case, and to determine if alcohol could have played a role in the pedestrians' fateful judgement. His body was transferred to OMI in Albuquerque for an autospy.

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