Drunk Driver Kills Three in Albuquerque Car Accident
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say three people have died after a suspected drunk driver collided with their car.
Police spokesman Fred Duran says the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the I-40/I-25 Frontage Road intersection.
According to police, 23-year-old Jacob Jaramillo was traveling northbound on I-25 and entered the intersection despite having a red light signal.
His vehicle collided with a car traveling westbound on I-40 that had a green light.
Duran says the other car was carrying three people, all in their 20s. Two died at the scene and a third died at a hospital.
Authorities say Jaramillo, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was extremely intoxicated.
He has been booked on three counts of vehicular homicide and one count each of aggravated DWI and red light violation.