Little Rock police identify pedestrian killed in downtown crash

The scene of a two-car crash in downtown Little Rock that killed a pedestrian (Photo: KATV)

Little Rock police released a report Wednesday that identifies a pedestrian killed in a two-vehicle crash downtown earlier this week.

Maria Borja, 47, of Alexander, was standing at the corner of West Sixth and Broadway streets on 10:48 a.m. Monday when the crash occurred. Police believe she was waiting to cross the street when a 2017 Nissan Sentra traveling south on Broadway Street and a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz traveling west on West Sixth Street collided.

Officers wrote in the report that "the force of the collision pushed both vehicle[s] into the southwest corner of the intersection," where Borja was standing. The vehicles reportedly struck Borja and knocked her 80 feet west.

Borja was taken to UAMS Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Police identified the Sentra driver as Kaleb Abram, 25, of Little Rock. The Cruz driver was identified as Robert McFarlane, 23, of North Little Rock. They were not injured in the crash.

Police said neither man appeared to have been using alcohol or drugs but both submitted to drug tests, in accordance with Arkansas law.

No charges had been filed in the crash Wednesday.

An investigation is ongoing.

Follow Scott Carroll on Twitter at @scottyknoxville.

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