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10/20/07

Update on Fatal Accident in Southwest Lubbock County

The driver of the semi involved in a fatal accident Friday evening has been released from the hospital after being held over night for observation.

The Lubbock medical community is mourning the loss of Dr. Winston Whitt and his wife Venida.

The two were killed when their Jeep collided head-on with a semi around 6:45pm Friday evening.

The accident happened just south of Wolfforth at the intersection of FM-179 and FM-41. Witness' told DPS the Jeep carrying Doctor and Mrs. Whitt did not stop at the two way stop intersection.

The crash caused the semi truck to jack-knife and crush the jeep. Debris was spread all across the field where the two vehicles landed. DPS, Lubbock fire fighters and EMS were called to the scene. Upon arrival, the Whitt's were found dead in the Jeep.

"The Jeep was northbound on FM-179 approaching the intersection, failed to stop, disregarding the stop sign and pulled out in front of the semi which was westbound on FM-41," said Corporal John Gonzales with DPS.

Greg Bruce, the vice president of UMC, grew up in Abilene with Dr. Whitt and went to school with him. Bruce says that if Dr. Whitt had a fault as a doctor, it was spending too much time with his patients.

"Winston had a passion for people. Winston went into nursing because he wanted to help people and then went into medicine to become a physician because he wanted to help people," said Bruce.

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