APD: 2 dead following motorcycle crash on Coors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist and a pedestrian Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the crash at Coors and Irving just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses told police that a motorcyclist was speeding northbound on Coors, racing another motorcyclist. The two motorcyclists “split” to go around a white sedan in the middle lane.

One motorcyclist struck a pedestrian who was crossing Coors in the crosswalk. Police say the motorcycle traveled approximately 450 feet after the collision and struck a curb, a gas station sign, and also a tree.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital where they were declared dead. The other motorcyclist fled the scene.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Police have not identified the pedestrian at this time.

According to APD, the motorcycle involved in the crash was reported stolen out of Alabama.

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