The investigation into a fatal accident continues as Lubbock police want to know if speed played a factor. Lee Anthony Guererro died Thursday at 34th and University when he lost control of his car and jumped the median. The 16-year-old's car then hit a light pole, flipped and collided with an on-coming SUV.
Guererro's death was Lubbock's 9th fatality of 2004. The number of fatalities this year is actually down 59% compared to last year. From January through July 2003, there were 18 fatal collisions on Lubbock streets.
While the number of fatalities is down this year, the number of collisions has jumped nearly 18%.