ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An investigation shows an Albuquerque police officer was driving approximately 67 mph in April when his cruiser slammed into a car that was carrying a 6-year-old who died in the collision.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jVxBhG) that Officer Johnathan McDonnell had emergency lights and sirens on and was able to brake, but still collided with Antoinette Suina’s car.
Both drivers had green lights.
Suina didn’t see any cars coming when she started to make a turn.
An investigator wrote that he didn’t believe either driver should be criminally charged.
The investigation was forwarded to prosecutors for review.
Joel Anthony Suina, 6, died as a result of the wreck, and his 9-year-old sister suffered a pelvis fracture and other injuries.
McDonnell suffered extensive leg injuries and a bruised lung.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com