ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man biking from Rio Rancho to Albuquerque on N.M. 528 was killed after a pickup truck driver hit him and fled the scene Saturday night, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.
The driver was found a short time later in northwest Albuquerque. APD spokesman Daren J. DeAguero late Wednesday night said that the suspect in this case, identified as 22-year-old Cory Lucero, has been taken into custody and charged with vehicular homicide with great bodily harm while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drugs.
The name of the victim has not been released.
The hit and run occurred around 7:15 p.m. at Coors Bypass and N.M. 528. N.M. The victim was biking southbound in the shoulder of N.M. 528 when a Toyota Tacoma hit him and fled, witnesses told police. Witnesses gave the truck’s license plate number to police.
N.M. 528 was closed after the crash. DeAguero said it reopened around 11:30 p.m.