Albuquerque police arrest suspect in deadly street racing crash

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police say a street racing crash left two people dead and three people critically injured in northeast Albuquerque Sunday evening.

The crash happened on Louisana, just south of Comanche. One of the drivers suspected of racing is now in jail, and the other driver is dead.

According to APD, a green Mini Cooper and a white BMW were racing on Louisana going northbound.

That’s when a third car – a Toyota Camry – pulled out from a side street and was hit by both of the racing cars.

Police found the BMW also crashed through a cinder block wall and into the wall of a nearby home.

The Mini Cooper flipped over the Toyota, causing the driver to fly out of the vehicle before it landed on its roof.

Medic took the driver and passenger in the Mini Cooper, as well as two 14-year-olds inside the Toyota, to the hospital. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene.

The driver of the Mini Cooper, identified as a 24-year-old man, died at the hospital. Police say a passenger in the Mini Cooper has a collapsed lung and it’s unclear if she will survive.

The teens in the Toyota are in critical but stable condition. Police say one teen has a broken pelvis and a severe concussion.

APD arrested 28-year-old Andy Doreste-Saumell – the BMW driver. He allegedly admitted to speeding, and he had his 6-year-old son with him at the time. The boy was not hurt in the crash.

Doreste-Saumell was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, child abuse and street racing. He is now in the Metropolitan Detention Center.