One Vehicle Crash in East Lubbock Early Sunday Kills One, Serious Injures Another

Updated to include the names of the accident victims

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - Lubbock Police Officers were called to 1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 4:35 a.m., Sunday, August 27th, in response to a single vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle in the median between the north and south bound lanes.

Through investigation, officers were able to determine the vehicle was traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. After crossing Idalou Road, the vehicle lost control, entered the center median, struck two light poles and a tree before coming to a stop.

The front passenger, 23-year-old, Charles Smith, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old, Michael Hastings, was transported to UMC by ambulance with serious injuries.

An investigation is currently underway by Accident Investigators.

(News release from the Lubbock Police Department)
 


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