Police release identities of teen brothers who were killed in crash | KOB 4

Police release identities of teen brothers who were killed in crash

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: January 14, 2020 05:13 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 11:46 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says two teens were killed in a crash early Tuesday morning on State Road 41, just north of Moriarty.

Authorities say a sedan driven by Pedro Sandoval, 16, was headed south on State Road 41. His 14-year-old brother, Mateo Sandoval, was a passenger. It appears the sedan crashed head-on into a pickup truck that was driven by Roman Armendarez, 58, who was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. 


According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, the brother were traveling to school activities in Moriarty. 

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District sent out the following statement:

This morning we heard the extremely sad news of two Moriarty High School students involved in a fatal car accident. Our entire community is saddened by this horrific tragedy and send our condolences to their family and all that knew these amazing young men. Crisis stations will be located throughout the high school today and throughout the week for students who wish to talk to a counselor.

Police are trying to determine who was at fault. No charges have been filed. 

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