LUBBOCK, Texas – Accident investigators with the Lubbock Police Department were called to the scene of fatal traffic crash Wednesday afternoon.
The accident was reported around 2:30 p.m. at the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Slide Road.
LPD told EverythingLubbock.com there was one confirmed fatality in the crash.
A second individual was said to have moderate injuries.
Police were asking the public to avoid the area while emergency crews work the scene.
Slide Road was closed from 34th Street to north of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
The 5200 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway Access Road was also closed for eastbound traffic.
LPD Major Crash Unit is investigating a fatal crash at Slide Rd. and MSF. Slide Rd. is closed from 34th St. to north of MSF. Eastbound access road of MSF is also closed. Avoid the area please.— Lubbock Police Dept. (@LubbockPolice) January 1, 2020
8:26 P.M. UPDATE FROM LPD:
At approximately 2:31 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of crash with serious injuries at the intersection of Slide Rd. and Marsha Sharpe Freeway. A 2010 Ford Fusion was traveling southbound on Slide Rd. and a 2007 Ford Edge that was eastbound on the Marsha Sharpe Freeway access road. The vehicles collided in the intersection. After the collision, the Ford Fusion went into a spin and collided with a 1997 Ford Explorer. The front passenger in the Ford Fusion, Jose Fraire, 28 suffered serious injuries and was transported to UMC where he was declared dead. The driver of the Ford Fusion and the driver and passenger in the Ford Edge suffered moderate injuries. There were no injuries reported in the Ford Explorer.
The LPD Major Crash Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the crash.