ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department has released more details on two fatal crashes that happened Friday, one of which may be DWI-related.
The first occurred around 6:55 a.m. A Ford F-150 truck was going north on Interstate 25 and exiting onto Montgomery NE when a woman walked across the frontage road and onto the exit ramp in front of the truck, according to a department news release issued Saturday.
“The vehicle struck her sending her up onto the passenger side of the hood and then threw her in a northeast direction,” police said. The woman, who was not identified by police, died at the scene.
In the second incident, officers were called to the crash on West Central and Volcano around 6:20 p.m.
Police said Johnathan J. Martinez, 19, was driving a vehicle west on Central “at a high rate of speed,” when it hit another vehicle that was waiting to turn west on Central from Volcano. The driver of the second vehicle — identified by police as Judy Jaramillo, 56 — died at the scene. A dog in her lap was also killed, police said.
A passenger in the latter vehicle was also taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said Martinez was also injured and taken to a hospital.
“Officers (are) investigating this as a possible DWI-related crash,” the news release reads.
A department spokesman said the crash investigations are in their preliminary stages.