A member of the US Air Force’s 58th Special Operations Wing was involved in a fast, furious and fatal crash outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The fatality, a female pedestrian, was hit by one of several vehicles racing down a local street on Saturday night. During the supposed race, the vehicle attempting to overtake the other struck the woman, lost control and hit an apartment building.
In addition to the woman being killed, three individuals were also critically injured.
“You can imagine all the experience of all the officers out here,” Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik said. “This may be the worst accident everybody here has ever seen.”
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the Airman involved is from Kirtland Air Force Base, though Kirtland AFB Chief of Public Affairs Carl Grusnick would not specify whether the Airman was driving or simply a passenger. In addition, it is unknown if other military personnel were involved.
APD believes that street racing was the cause of the accident, and an investigation is underway.
“This will take some time,” Drobik said of the investigation.
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