Suspect in deadly street racing crash appears in court
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police arrested Andy Doreste-Saumell over the weekend after a deadly street racing crash on Louisana at Dellwood.
Police say Doreste-Saumell and Tyler Turnbull were street racing when they crashed into a third car that was turning onto Louisana from a side street.
Turnbull and the driver in the third car died. Three other people were severely injured.
On Wednesday, Doreste-Saumell was in court for the first time. He’s charged with vehicular homicide and is facing several other charges, including child abuse.
Court documents say Doreste-Saumell had his six-year-old son in the car with him at the time of the crash.
The state is pushing to keep Doreste-Saumell behind bars ahead of a possible trial. A district court judge will make that determination sometime next week.