Motorcyclist dies after Monday crash on North Loop 289

Motorcyclist dies after Monday crash on North Loop 289

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officials with the Lubbock Police Department say 66-year-old Jan Whitaker died this morning at University Medical Center.

Accident Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are still investigating the early morning crash.

At approximately 5:45 Monday morning, officers responded to a crash with injuries in the 2600 block of North Loop 289. When officers arrived they found a single motorcycle that had been involved in a crash.

The driver, Whitaker, was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The initial investigation indicates Whitaker was driving westbound on North Loop 289 through a construction zone. As he attempted to exit the Loop at University Avenue, it appears he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

Whitaker was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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