ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has died after his vehicle struck a utility pole.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says 51-year-old Manual Martinez was traveling westbound on Pajarito Road west of Coors Saturday night when he went off the road.
Sgt. Aaron Williamson says Martinez then over-corrected and hit the pole.
Williamson says he was pronounced dead at the scene.
He says investigators believe high speed was a contributing factor.
Authorities have since reopened a section of Pajarito Road that had been closed by investigators.