Fatal Accident Near Wolfforth - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/25/08

Fatal Accident Near Wolfforth

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One person is dead and five others are injured after a car accident near Frenship High School.

The accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at CR1300 and 66th Street. The Department of Public Safety is trying to determine if alcohol, speed or a combination of the two could be to blame for this accident.

In all there were six people involved in this accident. A mother and her two small children were eastbound on 66th in a Saturn while a Chevy was northbound, carrying two men and a woman. The two vehicles collided at the intersection, killing the man driving the Chevy.

Also in the Chevy were empty beer cans, so DPS is trying to determine if alcohol was the cause of this accident. "Speed is probably not the biggest factor but again, we'll need to see what other charges we'll file, if at all on each of the drivers," said Corp. John Gonzalez.

To make matters worse this is an uncontrolled intersection meaning there are no stop signs in any direction. Gonzalez says when you come to an intersection like this the person on the right always has the right of way.

In this case, from the DPS description of which car was traveling which direction, the Chevy carrying the driver that died would have been on the right and would have had the right of way if they met at the intersection at the same time.

We'll continue to follow this DPS investigation to bring you more as it becomes available.

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