One person is dead and five others were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in the Northeast Heights on Saturday night.
Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials said units were dispatched at 7 p.m. to the crash at Montgomery and Morris that involved three vehicles and one motorcycle.
AFR said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while five critically-injured people were taken to the hospital.
“The scene is now under investigation,” the release said.
No other details were immediately provided.
Rachel Davis, who lives in the neighboring area, told the Journal she heard a loud boom and ran outside to a horrific scene.
“The wailing and screaming – there were people trying to put out flames at the front of the vehicles,” she said.
Davis said two vehicles and a motorcycle had wrecked and knocked down a traffic light. She said it appeared one of the vehicles – carrying a carful of younger people – had spun out and toppled the light.
Davis said the younger people were severely injured with broken bones and one had lost an arm in the crash. She said someone in another vehicle had been ejected and was dead.
Davis said she and other bystanders tried to render aid as they waited for rescue personnel, and someone took at least one injured dog to a veterinary hospital.
She called the intersection a “death trap” and said this is the fourth serious crash she has run out to recently.
“This one really tugged at me because these were very young people,” Davis said.