ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was killed in a crash early Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle near northwest Albuquerque, reports KOB4.
Albuquerque Police responded to the scene near Paradise and Paseo del Norte Boulevard Northwest, in the city’s Paradise Hills Civic neighborhood. Dispatchers first received the call shortly before 2:00 a.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates the man and a friend had consumed alcohol prior to the fatal incident. Officials said the victim was riding a motorcycle without a helmet as he showed the witness the bike’s new exhaust system. For reasons still unknown, the victim lost control, resulting in a crash.
First responders confirmed the rider died from his injuries at the scene.
The Albuquerque Police Department continue to investigate, but speed and impairment were listed as contributing factors.
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