UPDATE: Resident dies after DWI suspect crashes car into east Albuquerque home

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man has died from injuries suffered in a vehicle crash at his home Thursday afternoon in east Albuquerque, reports KRQE.

Albuquerque Police Department officials said the incident occurred in the area of Mahlon Avenue and Propps Street at around 12:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation shows Mark Castello, 52, was operating a white Ford Expedition when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Propps Street. Moments later, the Expedition slammed through the garage door of a residence along Mahlon Avenue, and proceeded through the garage and halfway into the home.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials said the Expedition also collided with another vehicle, sending the vehicle into the residence and causing it to strike the homeowner, who was in a seated position inside.

An AFR task force was called to extricate the victim, who was left trapped underneath the vehicle and in between the wall. The patient was then rushed to University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH), where he succumbed to his injuries.

Castello, who suffered minor injuries, admitted to officers that he had smoked meth and marijuana before getting behind the wheel. He faces multiple charges, including “DWI resulting in death, driving with a revoke license, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.”


Pedestrian hit, killed by EPD vehicle on Riverside Dr in Española

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NM — One person died early Friday morning after being struck by an EPD vehicle while crossing a roadway in Española, reports KOB4.

Española Police Department officials said the incident unfolded in 1100 block of Riverside Drive at around 6:00 a.m.

According to a report, an EPD officer was driving a department vehicle southbound when it hit the victim, who was traveling across the roadway on foot.

Despite life-saving measures administered by first responders at the scene, the victim died from their injuries, confirmed officials. No identifying details have been released as of this writing.

New Mexico State Police is conducting a full investigation.


APD responds to collision on Carlisle Blvd in NE Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A vehicle accident was reported early Wednesday evening in northeast Albuquerque’s Alta Monte neighborhood, according to APD Traffic.

The crash happened at the intersection of Carlisle Boulevard and Aztec Road Northeast. Albuquerque Police responded to the scene at around 5:16 p.m.

Following the crash, the department has not disclosed further details indicating the circumstances of the event or the types of vehicles involved.

Authorities have also not confirmed any major injuries.


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