Semi Truck Driver Could Face Criminal Charges In Fatal Accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/24/07

Semi Truck Driver Could Face Criminal Charges In Fatal Accident

Investigators say the driver of a semi truck could face criminal charges after an accident left two people dead Friday night.

14-year-old Ashton Herrera of Plainview and 24-year-old Malachi Fonseca of Olton were killed after a semi truck slammed into their car in Northwest Floyd County Friday night.

DPS tells us the semi failed to yield the right-of-way to a Mustang at FM 788 and FM 2301 around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Herrera's father, 34-year-old Eugene Herrera, was transported to Covenant Medical Center. He has since been released.

The semi truck driver, John Lafuente of Plainview, was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way but he could now face criminal charges.

DPS troopers say Ashton Herrera was the only one not wearing a seat belt.

get more>> Web Enhanced
Blood Donation Questions and Answers
"Giving the Gift of Life" is quick, easy, and relatively painless. Here are the answers to some questions donors often ask.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Even in the Amazon era, Black Friday shows stores are alive

    Even in the Amazon era, Black Friday shows stores are alive

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:23 AM EST2017-11-24 11:23:11 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-24 22:33:54 GMT

    In recent years, Black Friday has morphed from a single day into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out.

    In recent years, Black Friday has morphed from a single day into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out.

  • Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

    Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-23 05:32:23 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 5:24 PM EST2017-11-24 22:24:20 GMT

    The parade will feature heavy security, including officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors, sharpshooters on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks poised as barriers to traffic.

    The parade will feature heavy security, including officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors, sharpshooters on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks poised as barriers to traffic.

  • Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

    Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:13 AM EST2017-11-24 09:13:16 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-11-24 22:16:36 GMT

    AP source: Flynn's lawyers tell Trump's legal team they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation, a possible sign of cooperation with the government.

    AP source: Flynn's lawyers tell Trump's legal team they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation, a possible sign of cooperation with the government.

Powered by Frankly