LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety said Austin Tevis Herd, 26, of Lubbock lost his life after a crash early Sunday morning in Lubbock County.
DPS said Herd was driving his pickup truck just before 1:00 a.m. along FM 2641 near U.S. Highway 84. DPS said his truck went through the intersection and then hit a concrete utility pole just west of the intersection.
“The driver of [the pickup truck] was transported to University Medical Center where he later died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the crash,” DPS said.
DPS said he was not wearing a seat belt. Conditions were dry.
A specific reason for the pickup truck to leave the roadway was not provided in the DPS crash summary.
The location was near Shallowater.