Lubbock Police officers were called to East Broadway and Idalou Road just before 5:00 pm for a serious accident that later became fatal.
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At the time, police said one person was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police later identified the victim as a 52-year-old male and said he passed away. Police also said Keely Breanne Walker, 20, was arrested for intoxication manslaughter.
Walker remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center Wednesday morning. Her bond was not yet listed.
The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department:
Lubbock Police Department crash investigators have reopened the intersection of Idalou Road and East Broadway after a fatal crash earlier this evening. All traffic has returned to normal.
At approximately 5 p.m., LPD received reports of a crash involving a Jeep Wrangler and a Chevy pickup truck at the intersection Idalou Road and East Broadway. Officers located the pickup driver, a 52-year-old male, with life threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
Through an on scene investigation, the driver of the Jeep, 20-year-old Keely Walker, was arrested and will be booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center for intoxication manslaughter.
At this time, it appears Walker disregarded a stop sign as she traveled eastbound on East Broadway through the intersection and struck the pickup truck that was traveling northbound on Idalou Road.
This crash remains under investigation by crash investigators with the LPD Traffic Unit.
NOTE: the original news release from police listed two charges against Walker. On Wednesday morning, police provided a correction. This copy of the press release has been edited to reflect one charge instead of two.