A crash involving a street sweeper left a motorcycle rider dead Tuesday morning in Northeast Albuquerque.
Rebecca Atkins, an Albuquerque police spokeswoman, said officers responded around 6:30 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash in the 3230 block of Menaul NE, near Carlisle. A person on the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Atkins said police learned the street sweeper was cleaning a private driveway entrance before the crash occurred. She said the street sweeper made a U-turn in the middle of Menaul when it was struck by a motorcyclist headed west.
“At this time it doesn’t appear that speed or alcohol were contributing factors for the crash,” Atkins said. “The investigation is ongoing.”