LUBBOCK, Texas –The following is a release from the Lubbock Police Department.
The Lubbock Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating a fatal overnight crash between an SUV and a pickup truck in the 6100 block of Slide Road.
A Ford F-550, driven by 30-year-old Timothy Andrew Gonzalez, was traveling southbound in the 6100 block of Slide Road, while a Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 20-year-old Alexus Jackson, was traveling westbound in the 5100 block of the S. Loop 289 access road. A pedestrian, 21-year-old Nathaniel Ruiz, was walking along the sidewalk in between Slide Road and the turn-around lane for the S. Loop 289 access road.
The Ford F-550 struck the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the intersection. Debris from the crash then struck Ruiz as he was walking. Gonzalez failed to stop and render aid, and fled northbound on foot along Slide Road, ultimately being taken into custody by an LPD patrol officer behind Crunch Fitness.
The passenger of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 17-year-old Kashara Jackson, was pronounced deceased on scene. Alexus Jackson was transported by ambulance to UMC for moderate injuries. Ruiz had minor injuries from the automotive debris.
Gonzalez was transported and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center for intoxication manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid, and evading.
This case remains under investigation by the Major Crash Investigation Unit.
(This is a release from the Lubbock Police Department.)