APD: Uber passenger killed in crash near Paseo del Norte and Universe

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Uber driver was involved in a fatal crash Thursday on Albuquerque’s West Side.

Officers responded at noon Thursday to the area of Paseo del Norte and Universe Boulevard NW. Investigators discovered a white 2018 BMW SUV, occupied by an Uber driver and his passenger, was traveling west on Paseo del Norte when it made a left turn to go south on Universe. While turning, the BMW was hit on the passenger side by a 2018 Jeep SUV traveling east on Paseo del Norte.

The passenger in the BMW succumbed to his injuries at the scene, while the driver was taken to UNM Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was checked and released at the scene.

APD ruled alcohol did not appear to be a factor and speed may be a possible factor. It is an active case and the investigation is ongoing.

Nearby roads were reopened Thursday after several hours.