Two die in early morning, high-speed crash in northeast ABQ - Albuquerque Journal

Two die in early morning, high-speed crash in northeast ABQ

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Cory Beach surveys his mother’s damaged car following a double fatal accident on Chelwood Park NE near Constitution on Sunday. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Two people were killed after being ejected from a sports car in a high-speed crash early Sunday morning in Northeast Albuquerque, according to police.

Cameron Rencehausen and an unidentified male occupant of the vehicle, whose ages were not provided by police, died in the single-vehicle wreck that ended with the car crashing into an apartment in the 1100 block of Chelwood Park NE, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik said in a news release.

Officers responded to the crash just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police say a Ford Mustang was being driven at high speed south on Chelwood Park NE and blew through a stop sign at Constitution.

“The vehicle ‘bottomed out’ twice with the driver losing control,” Drobik said, referring to the bottom of the car hitting the roadway.

“The vehicle began to slide sideways, entering the landscaping on the east side of the street, where it struck a large landscaping boulder and went airborne,” the spokesman said. “The vehicle vaulted over several parked vehicles embedding itself into the corner apartment at 1116 Chelwood Park NE.”

The three occupants of the car were ejected. Two — Rencehausen and Melanie Trujillo — were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital, where Rencehausen died a short time after arriving in the emergency room, Drobik said.

Trujillo was in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

The other occupant, a male who police hadn’t identified, died at the scene.


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