Child Killed in Friday Evening Traffic Accident

An 8-year-old boy was killed in a traffic accident Friday evening in southwest Lubbock. The accident occurred in the 5500 block of Spur 327.

LUBBOCK, TX – An 8-year-old boy was killed in a traffic accident Friday evening in southwest Lubbock. The accident occurred in the 5500 block of Spur 327.

According to the Lubbock Police Department, a 1989 Toyota Corolla was parked along the access road of Spur 327 with mechanical problems. The vehicle was struck from behind by a 2007 Lincoln Navigator. The resulting crash caused the Navigator to roll as it traveled westbound.

The driver of the Corolla, 24-year-old Roberta Camacho, was taken to the University Medical Center ER with moderate injuries. The back seat passenger, 8-year-old Mark Castro, was taken to Covenant Women’s and Children’s ER with life threatening injuries. Castro was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Navigator, 28-year-old Marissa Chadis, was taken to Covenant Medical Center with moderate injuries.   

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