Police issue warrant for man accused of killing woman with vehicle

Police investigate the area of Pennsylvania Street and Haines Avenue after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are looking for the driver who hit a pedestrian Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Police Department says officers were dispatched to the area of Pennsylvania Street and Haines Avenue around 3 a.m. after a report of a woman yelling for help.

Then, a 911 call came in saying a vehicle intentionally struck a pedestrian.

When officers arrived at the scene, the victim was no longer there. The woman, identified as 19-year-old Samantha Sandoval, was instead dropped off at Kaseman Hospital with severe injuries.

Due to her condition and seriousness of injuries, she was transported to UNM Hospital. According to police, the victim succumbed to her injuries Tuesday afternoon.

APD has since issued an arrest warrant for the suspected driver, 39-year-old Dominic Garcia.

Garcia is described as 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.


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