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Impairment may be factor in deadly Albuquerque Uber crash

May 28, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are looking into whether alcohol was a factor in a collision that killed two Uber passengers.

Investigators say the crash occurred late Friday night near Alameda and the Pan American frontage road.

A Kia sedan hit a Ford Fusion that was in the process of making a left turn.

Police say the Ford was an Uber transporting two passengers.

Both passengers were killed.

Authorities have identified them as 35-year-old Robbie Gallegos and 33-year-old Kristina Martinez. Family members say the couple, who had been dating for several years, were on a date and had decided to use the ride-share service.

Police say both drivers were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

They say the Kia driver did show signs of impairment and had been driving at high speed.

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