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BCSO identifies teen killed in crash following deputy chase

A tow truck driver goes to move a mangled vehicle following a deadly rollover crash early Wednesday morning on the West Side. (Adophe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deputies say a teenage girl was the second person killed when a pursuit turned into a rollover crash earlier this week on the West Side, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

Connor Otero, a BCSO spokesman, said 17-year-old Emily Romero was pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday morning after the vehicle she was in crashed into another at a Southwest Albuquerque intersection.

A deputy was in pursuit of a vehicle – with Carlos Hernandez, 18, Romero and Angelic McKeller, 21, inside – around 3:30 a.m. before the crash occurred.

The crash killed Romero and Hernandez and left McKeller critically injured. A woman in the other vehicle received a few broken bones and is recovering in the hospital.


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