Garcia family mourns father lost in 6-vehicle crash
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
A Lubbock family is mourning the loss of the man killed in Monday night's 6-vehicle crash at 19th & Quaker.
Police say 17-year old Jessica Traylor ran the red light there, and hit 47-year-old Liandro or "Lynn" Garcia, who was driving a motorcycle.
Garcia died at the scene, leaving five children behind.
Traylor remains behind bars tonight, charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
The collision caused a chain of accidents involving three other vehicles.
At least three other people were injured.
Garcia's son and daughter tell us their father was on his way home when the accident happened.
His son, Angel, says his mother has lost her husband and best friend of 26 years.
"Our family does forgive her, but we're never going to forget what has happened. Hopefully she doesn't either. because she took a great man off this earth," Angel said.
"We're sitting there, just waiting and waiting and waiting and my mom starts praying and starts trying to call him. She almost got up to look for him and the next thing you know, there's an officer at the door asking to identify my dad," Garcia said.
Sources tell us Traylor was leaving a pool party at a local apartment complex when the accident happened.
And this isn't the first time Traylor has been in trouble with the law. The teenager was arrested last month for possession of a dangerous drug.
The person she was arrested with received a citation for minor in possession of alcohol.
The victim's daughter, Michelle Ruiz, said, "Why does it take somebody to die to teach her a lesson, why wasn't she locked up? Why wasn't her car taken away?"