NM firefighter dies in motorcycle crash

Albuquerque police said Nathan Urbany lost control, hit a guardrail and was pronounced dead at the scene

By Katy Barnitz
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Officials have identified the motorcyclist killed in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday as an off-duty Bernalillo County firefighter.

Albuquerque police said Sunday that the motorcyclist lost control, hit a guardrail and was pronounced dead at the scene near N.M. 528 and Cottonwood.

The Bernalillo County Fire Department later wrote that firefighter Nathan Urbany had been killed in a wreck, and APD spokesman Simon Drobik confirmed the victim of the motorcycle crash was a BCFD employee.

“It is with deepest regret and sorrow to announce the untimely passing of Bernalillo County Fire Fighter Nathan Urbany…who was involved in an off-duty motor vehicle accident,” BCFD wrote in a Facebook post. “We are working closely with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 244 in accommodating members, family and friends to provide support and condolences.”

Copyright 2018 Albuquerque Journal


Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue will be holding a memorial service for Nathan Urbany on July 4th 2018 at 09:00 at BCFD...

Posted by Bernalillo County Fire Department on Monday, July 2, 2018


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