BOSQUE FARMS — A single-vehicle crash Saturday evening left an Albuquerque woman dead and her passenger in the hospital.
Bosque Farms Police Chief Andrew Owen said officers responded to the crash in the 2400 block of Bosque Farms Boulevard at about 7:45 p.m., Saturday, April 16.
By the time officers and rescue personnel arrived, a resident at the home where the crash occurred had begun administering first aid to the passenger.
“The car collided with a large pine tree on the driver side. The majority of the impact was between the doors,” Owen said.
The woman driving the Chevy Malibu sedan, Anna Wells, 29, of Albuquerque, was declared dead at the scene. The Office of the Medical Investigator transported Wells for further examination.
“The passenger was conscious and breathing, but not making a lot of sense. When AMR (ambulance service) arrived, they did a scoop and go due to the severity of the injuries,” the chief said. “We did have one witness on scene who saw the car traveling north at a high rate of speed. There was evidence on the road — yaw marks from the tires — that indicate the vehicle was traveling at an extreme rate of speed.”
The chief said Wells and her passenger, a 30-year-old man, were both from Albuquerque, but well known in the area.
New Mexico State Police is assisting with the investigation of the cause of the crash, Owen said, which was still pending as of Monday. He said the department is also still waiting for findings from OMI.
Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors.