A Santa Fe man who lived through a fatal car accident that left two dead is under investigation for vehicular homicide. Police say there is evidence the man, 38-year-old Karimi Mansoor, was driving up to 45 mph over the speed limit and did not stop fully at a stop sign.
Ian Sweatt, 33, and Christopher Bryant, 30, were killed when Mansoor’s BMW 335i T-boned their Chevrolet Cobalt at Camino Carlos Rey and Plaza Verde last month.
The driver, Bryant, was pronounced dead at the scene while Sweatt died of his injuries at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Mansoor walked away from the crash. According to the Santa Fe Police Department, he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.
A witness told police he was driving on Camino Carlos Rey and saw Mansoor’s BMW go past him in the opposite direction and traveling at 60 to 70 mph. Police used the witness testimony to obtain a search warrant for Mansoor’s BMW for electronic crash data.
As the BMW hit the Cobalt on the driver’s side about 44 feet into the intersection and both cars traveled some distance, police believe Mansoor was driving much faster than 25 mph.