APD: Motorcyclist dies following NW Albuquerque crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A motorcyclist died following a crash in northwest Albuquerque Wednesday morning.

Albuquerque police say a man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle northbound on 2nd Street. Witnesses told police he was traveling at a high rate of speed and with no front headlight as he approached Griegos Boulevard around 7 a.m. That’s when a Lincoln SUV was turning from southbound 2nd Street into a business and struck the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Lincoln remained at the scene and remained cooperative with police.

After conducting a preliminary investigation, it’s believed the motorcyclist’s speed and improper driving were factors in the crash.

Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor. There are no charges pending.

Northbound 2nd Street was shut down at San Lorenzo after the crash occurred Wednesday.

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