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Pedestrian struck, killed on Junker Bridge

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UPDATED 3:41 PM 4/12/19

An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of an unidentified woman, who was struck and killed on Junker Bridge, 700 Block East Aztec Avenue, shortly before midnight April 11.

Officers arrested Robert Dixon, 32, of Church Rock, N.M. at Sports Page Bar. Police located his vehicle near the bar, and Dixon was determined to be the driver in the hit and run. He was arrested on site and booked into the McKinley Adult Detention Center. He faces charges of homicide by motor vehicle, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, and duty to give information and render aid.

When Officer Jerald Watchman and Community Service Aide Jarad Albert arrived on scene at Junker Bridge, they found the victim, a Native American woman, with serious injuries laying in the roadway. Paramedics were called to the scene, and the woman was transported to a local hospital.

The victim was pronounced dead by emergency room doctors. Notification of the woman's family is pending.

This is a developing story. Updates will be added as new information comes in.