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Albuquerque police investigate 5 crashes overnight

Albuquerque police investigate 5 crashes overnight

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: July 01, 2020 08:44 AM
Created: July 01, 2020 06:20 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating several crashes that happened Tuesday night. 

Police said there was a deadly hit-and-run at Central and Dallas. Officers said a woman was crossing Central when a car hit and killed her, then fled.  

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APD said there was also a a crash involving an ART bus that happened at the ART Station near Presbyterian. Officers said a man was not allowed to board the bus because he was intoxicated, but reportedly tried to hang on to the bus as it drove away. They said he got pinned between the bus and the bus station and is in the hospital with serious injuries. 

Police are also investigating a deadly crash at Central and Victory. Officers said a man ran across Central and was hit and killed by a car. APD said there will be no charges for the driver. 

Officers were also called to two separate crashes on Paseo Del Norte. Police said they were called to a crash involving a car and a motorcyclist at Paseo and Louisiana when they discovered a second crash at Paseo and San Pedro. 

The crash at Paseo and San Pedro was fatal. Police said a black SUV was traveling westbound on Paseo when it was rear-ended by a drunk driver. Upon impact, the SUV lost control and crashed into multiple objects in the median. Officers said the driver of the SUV was declared dead on scene. Police have arrested and charged Zachary Louis Jaramillo for homicide by vehicle. 

The crash at Paseo and Louisiana involved an Albuquerque Public Schools Police vehicle and a motorcyclist. Police said the APS officer was blocking traffic to assist APD with a fatal crash. They said a motorcyclist, identified as Phillip Benson, crashed into the APS Police vehicle and has sustained serious internal injuries. 

At this time, the only victim that has been identified is Phillip Benson. 

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.


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