ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A nasty car crash in Albuquerque has two teens fighting for their lives.
The accident happened Monday night around 11 p.m. on Paseo Del Norte West of Tramway.
The teens, Lilly Pickard and Jessica Sanchez, are both 16-years-old.
Sanchez's older sister Tara told KRQE News 13 the close friends are in bad shape but that both girls are healthy and they are hoping for the best.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Investigators said one of the teens lost control of the SUV they were in and rolled it, ejecting them.
Neither Pickard nor Sanchez was wearing a seatbelt.
"It's still under investigation as to what led up to the accident, what caused it but we're fairly certain at this time that there's no signs of alcohol or drug impairment involved," said BCSO Sergeant Sam White.
Pickard and Sanchez are getting ready for their junior year at La Cueva High School, they had just made the Varsity Cheer Team.
"Being young, 16, prime of their life it is very heartbreaking," Sgt. White said.
At this point investigators do not know where the girls were coming from but Tara said she believes they were on their way to a friend's house when the accident happened.
Tuesday night Tara asked everyone to keep her sister and Pickard in their thoughts as the girls have a long road ahead.
Right now they are still in critical condition at UNM Hospital.
Investigators could not say who was driving the SUV, but News 13 has learned it belongs to Pickard's mother.
Deputies do not know yet if the girls were speeding or if they were somehow distracted and they haven't said if they'll take blood tests.
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