APD: Speed a factor in Saturday night fatal motorcycle crash

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is looking for a white, four-door car that fled the scene of a deadly crash Saturday night near Lomas Boulevard and Hotel Circle NE. The crash involved the car and a motorcycle.


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Police say a black Yamaha motorcycle was traveling east on Lomas at a high speed. The white sedan pulled out from Hotel Circle to turn west onto Lomas. The brakes of the motorcycle reportedly locked up and began to skid. The motorcycle went down on its left side and the motorcyclist and the bike were separated. Police believe the rider struck the sedan.

The motorcyclist died from their injuries at the scene. Police say witnesses saw the car leave the scene heading westbound on Lomas.

Officials believe speed was a factor but at this point, are unsure whether or not alcohol was. This remains under investigation.

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