ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people were killed in a Thursday night crash at Central and Atrisco Dr. According to Albuquerque police, a motorcycle fled an officer trying to conduct a traffic stop around 10 p.m. near Central Avenue near 46th Street. The motorcycle was carrying two people.
Police say the motorcycle fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed on Central Ave. toward Atrisco Dr. The motorcyclist ran a red light at Central Ave. and Atrsico Dr. and collided with a Toyota Sequoia that was traveling northbound on Atrisco. The impact of the crash pushed the Toyota into a Ford truck.
Police say the male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene and the female passenger was transported to the hospital where she later died.
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Police report the driver was operating the motorcycle without a license plate and it had been reported stolen in 2015. Police have obtained camera footage through the Real Time Crime Center and have reviewed the scene, presenting a clear picture of what took place.