5 dead after hot air balloon crashes in Albuquerque street

Five people have died after a hot air balloon they were riding in crashed on a busy city street in New Mexico. Police say the crash happened around 7 a.m. Saturday on Albuquerque’s west side. They released the names of two of the passengers _ Martin and Mary Martinez, the parents of a prison transport officer. Police haven’t released the identities of the pilot or two other passengers. Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos says the multi-colored balloon skirted the top of the power lines. The gondola crashed to the ground, and the balloon envelope floated away, eventually landing on a residential rooftop.