An Albuquerque Police officer was driving double the speed limit seconds before his police cruiser collided with a family’s car, killing a 6-year-old child, Joel Anthony Suina.
Investigators aren’t recommending any charges against Officer Johnathan McDonnell, saying in part, the officer was “authorized to operate his vehicle in an emergency response.”
The mother, 30-year old Antoinette Suina, was also injured in the crash, along with her 9-year old daughter who suffered a pelvis fracture, lung, liver and kidney contusions and a head injury. McDonnell broke his femur, a foot and other bones in the crash.
Albuquerque Police Officer Johnathan McDonnell was speeding at a rate of 78 to 80 miles per hour just seconds before the crash in a 40 mph zone.