LUBBOCK, Texas — Kaila Riojas, 18, died Sunday evening after a crash between a moped and a pickup truck, according to the Lubbock Police Department.
Officers responded to the crash, which happened in the 4200 block of 19th Street, at 6:00 p.m.
LPD said a pickup truck, driven by 21-year-old Landon Newcomb, was westbound on 19th Street.
Riojas was attempting to cross 19th Street from the north to the south when the two collided, according to LPD.
Riojas was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries and later died, LPD said.
No other injuries were reported.
Read the full release by LPD below.
The Lubbock Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating a Sunday evening collision in Central Lubbock that left an 18-year-old female dead.
Officers were called to the 4300 block of 19th Street on October 9, at 6:00 p.m. for reports of a collision with injuries involving a pick-up truck and a moped.
Upon arrival, officers located Kaila Riojas with serious injuries. She was transported to University Medical Center via ambulance, where she was later pronounced deceased.
Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears the truck, driven by 21-year-old Landon Newcomb, was traveling West in the 4200 block of 19th St., as Riojas was attempting to cross 19th St. from the North to the South, when the two collided.
No other injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.