Pedestrian dies in Santa Fe after vehicle collision

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police in Santa Fe are investigating whether a driver was on her phone when she hit two pedestrians.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, 49-year-old Alice Cameron and her husband James were hit Friday evening as they were crossing Paseo de Peralta and Griffin Street.

James suffered minor injuries, but Alice was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The driver, who has not been charged, told police the sun was in her eyes, but later admitted her phone was on speaker and in the cup holder.

However, witnesses say the woman was in fact on her cell phone.

Police have seized the woman’s car and phone for evidence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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