Posted on Jan 11, 2024

Trial begins for man charged in Albuquerque crash that killed 2 teens

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A man went on trial this week for a crash on Albuquerque's West Side last year that killed two teenage girls, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

28-year-old Roger Wilson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 29, 2022 incident that was labeled a case of road rage.  Prosecutors said Wilson was driving a stolen car when he intentionally rammed a Hyundai in the area of Central Avenue and Tingley Drive after an argument.

Four people were in the other vehicle.  Two of them, both 14-year-old girls, were pronounced dead at the scene.  The two other occupants were seriously injured.

Police said Wilson kept driving and crashed into a tree before fleeing the scene on foot.  He is also charged with great bodily harm by vehicle and driving while intoxicated.

Jurors heard opening arguments in the case on Monday, with the trial expected to continue into early next week.

Should any additional information come to light, our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog.