Investigation Continues into a Restaurant's Deadly Roof Collapse - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/21/06

Investigation Continues into a Restaurant's Deadly Roof Collapse

Tuesday morning investigators are still trying to determine the cause of Monday's roof collapse at Little Panda Restaurant in Northwest Lubbock. The accident killed 23-year-old Tara Wilson. NewsChanne1 11's Suleika Acosta spent the morning showing us the damage and bringing us the latest on the investigation.

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One man didn't even wait for rescue crews to arrive before helping victims stuck inside the Little Panda restaurant after the roof collapsed. NewsChannel 11's Kealey McIntire has more on the man who says he was acting on instinct.

Investigators tell us they believe it was strong wind that caused the roof to cave. Just after noon Monday, 911 received an urgent call from a woman saying the restaurant's roof had collapsed. Three people were trapped inside while responders worked to get them out of the debris.

Tragically, Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene, she was one of the customers trapped inside. We've learned she was originally from Roswell, New Mexico but worked at the Texas Tech Museum. Ten people also suffered injuries. City of Lubbock inspectors were at the scene late Monday afternoon tearing down sides of the building. There is no word yet on any code violations. We will keep you updated on any news developments.

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