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Speed considered a factor in deadly 6-vehicle pileup at Central, Wyoming

APD officers investigate a fatal 6-car accident on Central near Wyoming NE. (Adolphe Pierre-Loius/Albuquerque Journal)

APD officers investigate a fatal 6-car accident on Central near Wyoming NE. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One person was killed and several were injured in a six-vehicle pileup at Central and Wyoming on Monday afternoon.

Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran said at least one of the drivers was speeding and likely caused the crash, which happened around 1 p.m. Officers with the traffic unit were still investigating what happened later Monday afternoon, he said.

It’s unclear if alcohol was a factor or if police know why the driver was speeding.

Duran said one person was killed and some others were taken to the hospital, but he didn’t say how many people were in the hospital or how seriously they were injured.

He also didn’t say if the person killed was the speeding driver or if the driver is in custody or will face charges for the crash.

Albuquerque police investigate a fatal six-vehicle crash at Wyoming and Central Monday afternoon. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque police investigate a fatal six-vehicle crash at Wyoming and Central Monday afternoon. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Westbound Central was shut down east of Wyoming while officers investigated.

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“At this time speed is considered a factor for the crash,” Duran said in an email. “No further details are available.”

At the scene, the rear part of a white sedan appeared to be completely crushed. A red vehicle had front-end damage, and another red vehicle was damaged on its side. A black vehicle and a yellow vehicle also appeared to be involved.

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