Posted on Oct 09, 2023

2 dead in Albuquerque car crash blamed on street racing

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Two people died following a crash in northeast Albuquerque Sunday night that was blamed on street racing, KOB reports.

Police officers responded to the scene in the area of Louisiana Boulevard and Comanche Road at about 7:20 p.m. An investigation indicated that the drivers of a BMW and a Mini Cooper were racing northbound on Louisiana Boulevard when they collided with a Toyota that was making a turn at the intersection. 

The Mini Cooper went over the Toyota, while the BMW crashed through the wall of a home.  The driver of the Toyota, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two 14-year-old passengers in her car were hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Mini Cooper, a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital. A passenger in that car was critically injured.

Police later arrested the driver of the BMW, identified as 28-year-old Andy Doreste-Saumell.  He faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, street racing, and reckless driver.  Doreste-Saumell's 6-year-old son was reported in his car at the time and sustained minor injuries. Further updates will be provided by our Albuquerque car accident lawyer as more information becomes available regarding the incident. 

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