Fatal Accident on Loop 289 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/13/04

Fatal Accident on Loop 289

A 19 year-old woman was killed and three others were injured when the car they were riding in was hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver Friday night.

Police say 22 year-old Bernabe Mendoza was north on West Loop 289 near 4th St. when he crossed the median and slammed head-on into a car driven by 19 year-old Rebecca Blair. Blair was taken to University Medical Center where she died.

A 15 year-old passenger was also taken to UMC. 19 year-olds Krissy Murdock and Jakie Clay were taken to Covenant.

Murdock is in serious condition and Clay was treated and released. Mendoza suffered only minor injuries. Police say Mendoza had been drinking and alcohol tests are pending.

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