Bernalillo County Sheriffs have cleared a BSCO deputy of wrongdoing for a deadly collision in Albuquerque.
According to the report, a deputy pursued a man named Steven Trujillo after noticing his vehicle. It is believed that the vehicle Trujillo was in was involved in a wreck earlier that week. However, after a quick check, the officer saw the accident was deemed a misdemeanor. The deputy then called off the pursuit because it wasn’t worth it.
Moments after the BCSO deputy ended the chase, Trujillo’s car slammed into a vehicle with nine people inside. The deputy who started the chase then proceeded to help after the devastating crash. EMTs were called to the scene and they treated the severe injuries. The report didn’t say how many people were injured, however, two of the individuals were killed.
The rest were taken to a hospital in Albuquerque where they were treated for their injuries. It is unknown if Trujillo was injured in the crash but he was arrested at the scene. Officer noted Trujillo was drunk and he was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle and at least one other count related to the crash. Trujillo pled no contest and was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.
We offer our condolences to the families of those killed and those injured in the crash. We wish you prosperity on the road to recovery.
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