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APD arrests man for road rage crash that killed two teen-age girls

Aug. 11, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives arrested Roger Wilson and charged him with two counts of murder for his role in a road crash that resulted in the death of two teen-age girls nearly Tingley Beach.


Wilson, 27, is accused of ramming another car while driving about 60 mph on Central Ave. S.W. around 12:40 a.m. on June 29, 2022. The two cars were involved in a road rage incident as they traveled from the area of Pat Hurley Park, then eastbound on Central. Wilson was driving a silver Honda when he forced a blue Hyundai, driven by Zabihollah Yaqubi, off the road.


Two female passengers in the Hyundai, later identified as Alyssa Salazar and Alize Henson, both 14, died at the scene. Yaqubi, the driver of the Hyundai, and an unidentified male, were transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.


Following the crash near Tingley, Wilson drove for another mile and crashed the Honda into a tree near Central Ave. and Rio Grande Blvd. He fled the scene of that crash on foot.


Homicide detectives identified Wilson as the driver of the Honda, and determined through investigation that he was responsible for the crash that resulted in the death of the two girls. He was arrested this afternoon.


Wilson is charged with two open counts of murder, two counts of aggravated batter resulting in great bodily harm, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. He will be booked into the Metro Detention Center.