3rd person dies in NM crash involving racing car

April 23, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a third person has died in a one-vehicle crash in Albuquerque that may have been caused by speeding and drag racing.

Albuquerque police say the car went onto a [auth] sidewalk before hitting some trees about 8 p.m. Sunday.

They say 20-year-old passenger Jorge Cano was ejected and died at the scene and another passenger — 18-year-old Jessica Hernandez — died at a hospital.

Police announced Tuesday that another passenger — 19-year-old Jennifer Perez — died of her injuries in a hospital Monday afternoon.

They say 21-year-old driver Andres Quintana remains hospitalized in critical condition and could be facing vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges.

Police say witnesses reported seeing Quintana racing another vehicle and speeding just before the crash that left the vehicle badly mangled.

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