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News: Narcotics may have been a factor in fatal Albuquerque crash, police say

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Narcotics are being investigated as a possible contributing factor in a fatal motorcycle crash in Albuquerque, police told the Albuquerque Journal.

This is an update to a previous story.

Police said two motorcycles were going west on Central Avenue near Wisconsin Street Friday night when the driver of an eastbound Toyota Tacoma entered their lanes while making a turn and struck both motorcycles.  The impact sent the motorcycles into a collision with a Chevy Silverado.

One motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other motorcyclist and three occupants of the two trucks were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital.

Police said the Tacoma was driven by a juvenile who “was found to possibly be under the influence of intoxicating drugs,” a police department spokesman said.  The results of a toxicology report were pending after police obtained a search warrant for the blood of the Tacoma driver.

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