ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was killed and two people injured in a wreck late Friday caused by a driver who officers believe was intoxicated, Albuquerque police said.
APD spokesman Fred Duran said that firefighters were dispatched to a crash involving a sedan and a pickup on Louisiana near Interstate 40 just before midnight. Investigators believe that the driver of the southbound pickup truck ran a red light, striking the sedan’s driver’s side.
The driver of the pickup was acting strangely and officers “suspected he was under the influence of an unknown substance,” Duran said. The driver, who sustained minor injuries in the wreck, fled from officers twice and managed to escape from the back of a police car.
“Speed and intoxication are believed to be contributing factors to the crash,” Duran said.