Fatal Crash in East Lubbock Kills One - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/11/08

Fatal Crash in East Lubbock Kills One

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A late afternoon accident turned deadly in east Lubbock Tuesday. Doctors pronounced the victim, Billy Spence, 62, dead at University Medical Center around 2 p.m.

Lubbock Police say they believe one of the drivers ran a red light at the intersection of Parkway and MLK, but they're still trying to figure out who. 

Authorities tell NewsChannel 11 Spence was southbound on MLK in his maroon Jaguar. The other driver, a 35-year-old male, was westbound on Parkway in a Ford Explorer. The two collided just after 1 p.m.

EMS rushed Spence to the hospital, as rescue crews freed the second driver from the SUV. He suffered minor injuries, but was still hospitalized late Tuesday afternoon. 

Authorities are now interviewing witnesses, trying to piece together what happened in the moments before this wreck. "We still are interviewing witnesses and the accident investigation team is still conducting their investigation to determine what the signal light condition was," said Captain Greg Stevens. "Who had a red light? Who had a green light? Or exactly what the condition there was."

By the time NewsChannel 11 arrived on scene, the lights in the intersection were flashing red. We asked police if they were flashing at the time of the accident, and they tell us they were not. They believe the signals were cycling correctly at the time.

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