Albuquerque, NM - UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for Deadly Motorcycle Crash
Albuquerque, NM (February 18, 2020) - An 18-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a deadly motorcycle accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday, February 16th. The fatal crash took place at the intersection of Central Avenue and Sunset Road. Local news sources revealed that Nayali Martinez struck and killed motorcyclist Thomas Kellepourey.
Martinez fled the scene after the accident. She eventually returned to the scene and told authorities that she and Kellepourey, an alleged friend, were racing down Central Avenue at the time of the accident. She claimed she left the scene initially because she was uncertain what to do, but eventually returned.
She was taken into custody and transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center. The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating the accident at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Kellepourey at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Albuquerque
New Mexico is a beautiful state for riding a motorcycle. The wide-open roadways and scenery make our a state a destination for motorcyclists. However, riders are at risk essentially every time they hit the road.
Motorcycle crash fatalities are on the rise. From 2016 to 2015, motorcycle fatalities increased by 5.1 percent. In some cases, surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a New Mexico motorcycle crash attorney.
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates understands that losing a loved one is difficult. We want to make sure that you and your family are protected. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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