Second fatality in weekend accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/22/09

Second fatality in weekend accident

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD)- A second person has died from injuries suffered in an east Lubbock car accident.

Sunday afternoon 24-year-old Monica Berumen and 24-year-old Bernardo Castillo were passengers in a black Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 26-year-old Carlos Hernandez. The Cobalt was traveling southeast on the Slaton Highway when the car failed to yield the right of way, and was hit by an 18-wheeler.

Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene, a second passenger, Berumen, died Monday morning as a result of her injuries.

Hernandez was taken to UMC with non-life threatening injuries. Hernandez remains in satisfactory condition at UMC. Police believe all three of the people in the Cobalt are from Mexico.

The driver of the semi, 46-year-old Dorothy Cook, and her child who was also in the truck were not injured.

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