LPD Releases Additional Information on Sunday's Deadly Motorcycle Accident

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - On Sunday at approximately 5:15 p.m., Lubbock Police Department officers were called to North Indiana Avenue and Baylor Street in reference to a serious accident involving a minivan and motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Albert Benavidez, was rushed by ambulance to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Benavidez was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Two occupants in the minivan, 57-year-old Janie Torrez and 30-year-old Crystal Kay, were also taken by ambulance to the hospital with moderate injuries. The third passenger, a 12-year-old boy, was picked up by a friend and taken by a private vehicle to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officers with the Accident Investigation Unit were called to the scene to investigate. Initial information indicates the motorcycle was traveling northbound on North Indiana Avenue. The minivan was turning south onto North Indiana from Baylor Street. As the minivan pulled out onto Indiana, the motorcycle collided with the driver side of the van.

This crash remains under investigation by the Accident Investigation Unit.

(News release from the Lubbock Police Department)

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