ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Two lives have been claimed following a multi-vehicle wreck Sunday night in northeast Albuquerque that also left three teenagers in critical condition, reports KRQE.
Albuquerque Police said the events unfolded on a stretch of Louisiana Boulevard at Dellwood Road Northeast, between the Mossman and Stardust Skies Park neighborhoods. Officers responded to the scene at around 7:20 p.m.
According to officials, two drivers were racing each other on Louisiana Boulevard when both vehicles collided with a third uninvolved vehicle that had entered the intersection.
Officials confirmed that the woman who was driving the third vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her two passengers, both 14, were rushed to a local hospital where they were listed in critical condition.
One of the racing drivers, a 24-year-old man, and his 17-year-old passenger, were also both transported to the hospital, where the male driver later died from his injuries. The teen passenger remains in critical condition as of KRQE’s last report.
Authorities said the driver of the second racing vehicle, 28-year-old Andy Doreste-Saumell, and his passengers, including a child, all suffered minor injuries.
Doreste-Saumell, who was not found to have been intoxicated, did admit to driving above the posted speed limit. He was arrested and then booked into Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). At this time, he faces multiple charges, including “homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, child abuse and racing on streets/drag racing.”
No further information has been made available at this time.
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