One Person Seriously Hurt in Crash, Another Arrested

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The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department :

Lubbock Police Officers were called to the 1700 block of East 24th Street, just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th, following reports of a hit and run.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was transported to Covenant Medical Center with possible life-threatening injuries.

Officers were able to determine through the initial investigation that the victim was driving a passenger vehicle on east 24th street, while 33-year-old Juan Tanguma was driving a pick-up north on Martin Luther King Boulevard, at which point the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

According to witnesses at the scene, the driver of the pick-up, Juan Tanguma, attempted to flee the scene after the collision, but was caught by a witness who brought him back to the scene.

A DWI investigation was conducted, resulting in the arrest of Tanguma.  

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

(News release provided by the Lubbock Police Department)

Image of Juan Tanguma from Lubbock Co. Detention Center 

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