ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Latest on a police chase that ended in a crash in Albuquerque (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

A 23-year-old man critically injured when a Jeep fleeing from Albuquerque police slammed into the car he was riding in has died.

Authorities say 23-year-old D’Markus Blea suffered skull, rib and vertebrae fractures in the accident early Saturday. His aunt and police reports obtained by the Albuquerque Journal Monday show he has died.

Blea’s girlfriend has extensive injuries but is expected to survive.

Officers say the Jeep was stolen Friday night during an armed robbery and was spotted several hours later. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled. They say the Jeep driver ran multiple red lights before crashing into Blea’s car.

Five of the six young people in the Jeep were injured. The driver suffered a broken leg and hasn’t yet been charged.


9:30 a.m.

A 23-year-old man isn’t expected to survive injuries he suffered in Albuquerque when the sedan he was traveling in was struck by a stolen Jeep that had run a red light during a police pursuit.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that six others were hospitalized in the collision early Saturday.

Authorities say 23-year-old D’Markus Blea suffered skull, rib and vertebrae fractures.

At least two people in the Jeep are accused of trying to wipe their finger prints off the vehicle. Both have been jailed.

Officers say the Jeep was stolen Friday night during an armed robbery and was spotted several hours later.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled.

Police say the Jeep driver ran multiple red lights before crashing into Blea’s car.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com