LPD says both parties in fatal wreck had a green light - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD says both parties in fatal wreck had a green light

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Police Department has released new information concerning the officer-involved accident that happened at Clovis Road and North Loop 289 on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a witness at the scene of the accident erroneously reported information that led investigators to believe that one of the vehicles ran a red light.

Investigators now say this was not correct.

Police say that after identifying, locating and interviewing all known witnesses and after reviewing available witnesses, investigators have determined that both Morgan Lee, 20, and Officer Cody Kidd were traveling in opposite directions on the Clovis Highway prior to impact and that the traffic signal at the intersection was solid green for both directions.

They say Lee was driving a 2012 Hyundai Veloster northwest on Clovis Road and was turning left to travel west on North Loop 289 while Officer Kidd was traveling southeast, continuing straight through the intersection. A 911 caller also told police that Lee turned into the path of Kidd.

Lee was transported to the hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries. Officer Kidd was transported to UMC with moderate injuries.

Police say the LPD Accident Investigation Section will be returning to the scene in the coming days and would like to stress that the investigation is still ongoing.

Lubbock police released this statement in regard the accident:

"Notwithstanding this updated information, and to reiterate yesterday's release, this case will still eventually be presented to a Lubbock Grand Jury for independent review because it resulted in a fatality. Upon completion of the LPD Accident Investigation Section's traffic accident investigation, it will also be reviewed and evaluated by the LPD's Accident Review Board."

Officer Kidd has been released from the hospital and has been placed on Injury Leave status.

Funeral services for Morgan Lee will be handled by Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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