Police Say Young Man Died in Overnight Crash

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Police issued a statement Thursday morning to follow up on the overnight crash at South Loop 289 and Indiana Avenue.  Police said an 18-year-old lost his life.

The statement said:

At approximately 2:55 Thursday morning officers responded to an accident with injuries on South Loop 289 near Indiana Avenue.

Initial information indicates a pickup truck with two occupants was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the Loop. The pickup truck collided head on with a car traveling eastbound.

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old male, was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The 26-year-old  male pickup driver and his 22-year-old male passenger were taken by ambulance to Covenant Medical Center. The driver has serious injuries. The passenger has moderate injuries.

Investigators are looking into whether alcohol was a factor in this crash.

This is an ongoing investigation by LPD’s Accident Investigation Unit.

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