Passenger dies after two-vehicle crash in Albuquerque’s Bel-Air area

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — One person died Thursday morning after a two-car crash that injured two others on Carlisle Boulevard in Albuquerque, reports KRQE.

Albuquerque Police responded to the scene at the intersection with Menaul Boulevard, in the Bel-Air neighborhood, shortly after 4:00 a.m.

Witness told authorities a white Honda Civic was speeding southbound on Carlisle Boulevard when they ran a red light. Moments later, it collided with a white Subaru Forester that was going westbound on Menaul Boulevard.

Officials confirmed a passenger in the Subaru died as a result of their injuries.

Both drivers were taken a nearby hospital where the Honda driver was rushed into surgery. The driver of the Forester was listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Police believe speed contributed to the fatal wreck, but an investigation remains underway to determine whether alcohol was also a factor. Officers also recovered a firearm from the Subaru and have since learned the vehicle was reported stolen.


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