ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police say two people are dead and three others are critically injured after a crash caused by street racing Sunday night.
Officers responded to an area near Louisiana Boulevard and Dellwood Road NE around 7:20 p.m. Police say two cars were racing along Louisiana when they crashed into a third vehicle that entered the intersection. Police say the woman who was driving the the third vehicle was killed and two 14-year-old passengers were taken to the hospital in critical condition. A 24-year-old man who was driving one of the vehicles that was racing was injured and died at the hospital from his injuries; his passenger, a 17-year-old female was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle that was racing was identified as 28-year-old Andy Doreste-Saumell. Doreste-Saumell and the other passengers in his car, including a child, suffered minor injuries, according to police. Officials say Doreste-Saumell admitted to driving above the speed limit, they say there were no signs of intoxication. He was booked into MDC and was charged with homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, child abuse and racing on streets/drag racing.