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Oklahoma pedestrian killed near San Jon

An Oklahoma woman died Saturday after she was struck by a vehicle while apparently walking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near San Jon.

According to a news release Monday from New Mexico State Police, officers received a report at 12:51 p.m. Saturday of a woman who had been struck by a vehicle near milepost 351 of I-40, west of San Jon.

Pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of Medical Examiner was Andrea Lee Carnes, 49, of Elk City, Oklahoma.

State police stated the eastbound vehicle that struck Carnes left the scene of the accident and has not been located.

State police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call New Mexico State Police at (505) 425-6771, option 1.

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