Police: Motorist in deadly wreck driving at 70 mph

January 4, 2017 GMT

Police suspect a Santa Fe man whose car T-boned a Chevrolet Cobalt at a south-side intersection, killing two men in the Cobalt, had been driving his BMW up to 70 mph before the Dec. 16 crash at Camino Carlos Rey and Plaza Verde.

A police affidavit for a search warrant filed in state District Court says Karimi Mansoor, 38, drove past a stop sign when he hit the other vehicle, killing Ian Sweatt, 33, and Christopher Bryant, 30, both of Santa Fe.

Mansoor wasn’t intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, the affidavit says.

Mansoor hasn’t been charged with any crime or cited. But that could change, pending the outcome of the investigation, police Chief Patrick Gallagher said.

According to the search warrant, police seized the airbag control module and vehicle diagnostics from Mansoor’s BMW last week, in addition to taking photos of the vehicle.