ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is in jail accused of causing a deadly car crash on Wyoming and Montgomery.
It happened Friday night during rush hour at the intersection of Mongomery and Wyoming.
APD says witnesses saw Steven Deskin weaving through traffic, going upwards of 100 miles an hour westbound on Mongomery before he slammed into the back of a black Sedan stopped at a red light at Wyoming.
Deskin claimed he was going 40 miles per hour, and says he reached to his backseat to brace his 2 and 3-year-old kids, who he had just picked up from daycare.
The driver he hit died on the way to the hospital.
Deskin admitted to drinking earlier in the day, saying he had three beers.
Police later learned just minutes before the crash, a concerned citizen called in about Deskin’s driving while he was headed northbound on Eubank near Candelaria.
Despite the horrific scene Friday night, Deskin appeared hardly injured in court Saturday morning.
The State is looking to keep him locked up until trial.
It will now be up to the District Court to decide if Deskin will stay behind bars before trial. He is charged with homicide by vehicle and child abuse.
New Mexico court records show Deskin has no other criminal history in the state up to this point.
Police have not yet identified the driver who was killed.