SANTA FE, N.M. — Pedro “Pete” Sandoval juggled three sports at Moriarty High School — football, basketball and track — and was an “outstanding athlete” in each. Mateo Sandoval, his younger brother, was “coming up to be a great athlete” and following in his brother’s footsteps.
“They were inseparable. They did everything together,” said Marcus Ortiz, Moriarty High’s head basketball coach.
On Tuesday morning, both were killed when they crashed head-on into a pickup truck on their way to the school, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Pete was 16, Mateo was 14.