DPS Releases Info on Two Deadly Weekend Crashes

Published 04/20 2014 01:02PM

Updated 04/20 2014 01:05PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- The Texas Department of Public Safety released details on two deadly crashes over the weekend. DPS said Lawrence Scott Johnston, 50, of Shallowater was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle on F.M. 179 south of Shallowater. DPS said his bike went into the oncoming lane of traffic and then into a bar ditch. Johnston’s bike also hit a tree.

The time of the crash was not released but officials found the wreckage Saturday at 8:00 am after his family reported him missing.

In an unrelated incident DPS said Alfredo Arriaga, 59, of Lubbock over-corrected his 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck went into a bar ditch and rolled several times according to DPS. The location was along County Road 1200 a little less than three miles northwest of Wolfforth. DPS said Arriaga was not wearing a seat belt.

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