Multiple Victims in Critical Condition After Car Crash, 1 Suspect in Custody

Albuquerque –

Around 11:30PM, a vehicle crash occured near the intersection of Coors Blvd and Montaño RD NW.

At least one person was ejected from a vehicle and two other victims were transported to UNMH with life threatening injuries.

Witnesses say they saw APD take a person into custody at the scene.

We will update this story if any more information becomes available.


At 1:00AM, it was confirmed one person died as a result of this vehicle crash.

We have received more information from APD:

A preliminary investigation indicated that a grey Dodge Dakota pickup truck was traveling northbound on Coors Blvd NW in the middle lane at a high rate of speed, and ran a red light. Simultaneously, a black Tesla was heading westbound on Montano Rd NW in the outer left turning lane, intending to turn southbound onto Coors. A Toyota Corolla was adjacent to the Tesla in the first lane that continues westbound on Montano. Both the Tesla and Toyota had a green light and proceeded through the intersection. At that moment, the Dodge collided with the Tesla on the driver’s side and also struck the Toyota on the rear driver’s side. Following the collision, the driver of the Dodge fled the scene.

Bystanders and witnesses pursued the driver to a nearby Walgreens and restrained him until police arrived. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver and passenger of the Tesla sustained critical injuries and were transported to UNMH.

The driver died at the hospital, while the passenger remains in critical condition. The driver of the Toyota sustained minor injuries. The Dodge driver was also transported to UNMH after complaining of chest pain. The DWI on-call officer assessed him for DWI at UNMH and determined that he was impaired to the slightest degree. A warrant was requested, and his blood was drawn. He has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and additional other charges.


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2 thoughts on “Multiple Victims in Critical Condition After Car Crash, 1 Suspect in Custody”
  1. […] On July 1, 2024, at approximately 11:34AM, Albuquerque Police dispatch informed officers about a collision at the intersection of Coors and Montano in Albuquerque. The on-call motor supervisor, Sgt. Gallegos, revealed that a male suspect, identified as Jesus Sandoval-Martinez, was suspected of impairment and caused the collision. We broke this story to you just after 12:30AM on July 1. […]

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