Littlefield 3-year-old dies in car accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/19/09

Littlefield 3-year-old dies in car accident

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The accident happened at the intersection of FM 2641 and County Road 1500 around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, involving a Suburban and a Lubbock County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle.

"I heard a crash and knew immediately it was an accident and I grabbed my phone called 911 and ran out," said witness Leah Burgett.  

Burgett witnessed something on Tuesday she hoped she'd never have to see. "It was a couple with three young children two boys and a little girl and little girl looked like she was probably deceased and the little boys were crying over and the mother was crying next to her. There was another young lady that had a 2-year-old little girl and she was conscious, she was alert, but she was crying she had severe lacerations to her head and you could see her entire skull. It was just a horrible, horrible experience," said Burgett.

Seven people were in the maroon Suburban and Burgett says four were children.

The Suburban was driving west bound on FM 2641, the same time sheriff's deputy Ken Mull was driving southbound on County Road 1500. DPS says it appears the Suburban failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with the deputy. "Three or four out of the seven were transported and then the others were taken to UMC as well but they were checked at the scene," said DPS Corporal John Gonzalez. 

Later, 3-year-old Hannah Spoon died and 2-year-old Kyra Nesbitt remains in critical condition. The driver of the Suburban is 26-year-old Kimberly Flores of Littlefield, and 22-year-old Lakina Dancer was in the passenger seat. Dancer's injuries are unknown at this time.

DPS tells us Spoon and Nesbitt were not in car seats and were ejected from the Suburban.  Flores was also not wearing a seat belt. Three others were not injured but were wearing seat belts. They included a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man. At this time the relation of all seven passengers is unknown. 

DPS says the sheriff's deputy did not have life threatening injuries. "He was alert, I don't know at this time what kind of injuries he had, he was alert and talking," said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez says this accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. 

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5/19/09
Multiple accidents cause for concern some county residents say
As authorities continue their investigation into Tuesday's fatal crash in Lubbock County, those who live along FM 2641 say accidents are far to common in their area. NewsChannel 11's Ben Lawson looks at this dangerous stretch of road.

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