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2 teens killed after motorcycle crashes into fence in Vado

Fence that a motorcycle crashed into in Vado.

VADO, New Mexico -- Two teens were found dead late Tuesday morning after their motorcycle crashed into a fence in front of a home in Vado.

The crash wreckage was discovered about 11 a.m. in a yard near the intersection of Plaza Avenue and Cristo Avenue.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies identified one of the dead as the motorcycle driver, 18-year-old Francisco Avila.

A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger on the motorcycle also died, but his name was not released.

The home owners say they heard the crash outside at around 9 p.m.

“I was watching t.v. when it happened," said Ernesto Ceniceros. "My wife looked outside but it was dark. She didn't see anything.”

Though they did see that the front gate had been smashed open, they failed to notice that the motorcycle had also clipped several trees, blown apart a cinderblock wall and even damaged a nearby fence.

According to the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcycle was going over the speed limit when it lost control.

The rest of the scene was discovered Tuesday morning, over 12 hours later.

Both teens were already dead by the time emergency responders arrived.

Investigators have since confirmed that Avila did not own the vehicle that crashed and added that he did not have a license permitting him to operate a motorcycle.

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