One dead after Friday afternoon accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

One dead after Friday afternoon accident

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Maricela Hinojosa, 63 (Source: Harwell Elementary) Maricela Hinojosa, 63 (Source: Harwell Elementary)

An afternoon traffic accident has now turned deadly. Lubbock police say Maricela Hinojosa, 63, was seriously hurt in the accident died later at the hospital. 

Police say Joe Angel Vela, 24, driving a white pick-up truck eastbound lost control on the South Loop between University and Interstate 27. After flipping into oncoming traffic, his truck slid and hit three other cars causing one death and holding up traffic for hours.
Police say the truck hit another truck, then a car that drove away from the scene and then hit a white car head on. Police say Hinojosa was alert and talking to paramedics before being taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police say she later died at the hospital.
Vela was also taken to the hospital, but was later released.

Police say they're still looking into what caused the accident.

No charges have been filed as of Saturday.
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