Woman dies in pedestrian accident


Police: Victim not in crosswalk

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:48am

A woman died in a pedestrian accident Monday evening in El Paso's Lower Valley, according to El Paso Police.

The victim is identified as Carolina Melendez, 58. Police said Melendez was not in a crosswalk when she crossed the street on Alameda near Yarbrough. Investigators said she did not yield to oncoming traffic.

Juan Palomino, 50, of Socorro, Texas was traveling east on Alameda and hit Melendez.

Melendez was taken to the hospital where she later died. Palomino was not injured.

Investigators believe alcohol is a factor on Melendez's part. Toxicology test results are pending.


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