News Details About Fatal Crash West Of Wolfforth - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/25/08

News Details About Fatal Crash West Of Wolfforth

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The names of the victims involved in a fatal car crash West of Wolfforth have been released. The accident happened around two this afternoon at CR1300 and 66th Street near Frenship High School.

The man who died is 47-year-old Louis Jacopetti of Shallowater. Back in 1997 Jacopetti was arrested for DUI and evading arrest. We do know alcohol was found in the car Jacopetti was driving however, it is still unclear to DPS if alcohol was to blame in this accident.

In all there were six people involved in the fatal accident. In a Saturn headed eastbound a 19-year-old mother, Morgan Spears and her two children were in the car. And in the other car, a Chevrolet Cavalier headed northbound, the driver, Jacopetti who died, 40-year-old Adele Sulaski and 33-year-old Cory Mitten, all of Shallowater.

DPS investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash. Beer cans were found in the Cavalier Jacopetti was driving. But blood test results to determine Jacopetti's blood alcohol level may not be back for several weeks according to DPS Corporal John Gonzalez, "There was alcohol found in one of the vehicles but we have not tied that in as a possible contributing factor at this time," said Gonzalez.

The other two factors could have been speed.

"Speed is probably not the biggest factor but again, we'll need to see what other charges we'll ile, if at all on each of the drivers," said Gonzalez.

And the other factor, "There's no stop signs. This is an uncontrolled intersection but like any uncontrolled intersection the person to the right has automatic right of way so we'll have to look at that in the investigation," added Gonzalez.

In this case, from the DPS description of which car was traveling in which direction, Jacopetti's car would have been on the right and would have had the right of way if they met at the intersection at the same time.

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