Posted on Apr 07, 2023

News: 2 dead after fleeing motorcycle crashes in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Two people died after an accident Thursday night involving a fleeing motorcycle, Albuquerque police said.

According to a report by KOAT, the operator of the motorcycle fled after an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop, and crashed into another vehicle in the area of Central Avenue and Atrisco Drive.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger on the bike died after being taken to an area hospital.  Two people in the vehicle sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating the incident.  The area around the crash scene was shut down in both directions while police and emergency crews responded.