One dead after crash on Slaton Highway

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that a crash that happened just before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday was fatal. The crash happened near the All American Chevrolet along the Slaton Highway, near the city of Slaton.

According to DPS, 66-year-old David Danks, the passenger, was killed in the crash. The driver was taken to Covenant Medical Center by a private vehicle for possible injuries.

DPS said the vehicle was traveling East bound on US 84 and the driver lost control for an unknown reason. After veering off the roadway, the driver over corrected causing the truck to roll, DPS said.

This ejected Danks from the truck, according to DPS.

According to DPS, Danks was not wearing his seat belt.

Emergency Medical Services, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputies and Slaton Police responded to the crash.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 84 was slow following the crash, and westbound traffic was diverted to Woodrow Road.

DPS said this crash is still under investigation.

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