ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a 7-year-old boy as he was crossing the street with his family.
Authorities say the hit-and-run occurred Sunday around 8:30 p.m. at Central Ave and Tingley Drive. A family of four had just left the River of Lights, a series of holiday light displays at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.
According to traffic camera footage, a car ran a red light. The family was in the crosswalk and the traffic signal gave them the right of way.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His father was also injured. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The car did not stop. Police describe it as an off-highway vehicle.
The investigation remains ongoing.