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2 dead, 7 injured in Interstate 40 rollover in Albuquerque

March 20, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven others injured when a speeding vehicle rolled and struck a concrete pillar on an Interstate 40 underpass in Albuquerque, authorities said Sunday.

They said it appears alcohol, speed and the amount of people inside of the vehicle were all factors in the rollover.

City fire and rescue crews were dispatched around 3 a.m. and said a male and a female were pronounced dead at the scene.

Of the seven injured who were rushed to hospitals, authorities said five were in critical condition and two others had minor injuries.

The names of the dead and injured weren’t immediately released.

Fire crews said some of the injured had to extricated from the vehicle.

According to authorities, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control.