Fatal Accidents In Lubbock Kill Four In One Weekend - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/28/08

Fatal Accidents In Lubbock Kill Four In One Weekend

Courtesy: Nick and Patty Futrell Courtesy: Nick and Patty Futrell

It has been a deadly weekend on the streets of Lubbock. Four people are dead in three separate accidents since Saturday morning.  The youngest victim is a15-year-old student at Coronado High School.

Lubbock Police say 15-year-old Bria Grimm was driving West on 114th street near Slide around 4:00 a.m. Sunday when she didn't stop at a stop sign. The Ford Explorer she was driving collided with a Cadillac Deville. Grimm's passenger, 15-year-old Skylar Futrell died at the scene. Grimm and the other passenger, 15 year old Samantha Ashley Boldon were taken to Covenant Medical Center and are listed in satisfactory condition as of Sunday night.

The driver of the Cadillac, 21-year-old Ricardo Espinoza and his passenger 35-year-old Selestino Trevino were taken to UMC. Trevino is in critical condition. Espinoza is in serious condition.

Skylar Futrell's parents tell NewsChannel 11 she was a freshman at Coronado High School, and she was a sweet girl who was always singing and loved photography. They say Skylar and her friends loved to take pictures of each other. So far no funeral arrangements have been made.  

After another Sunday accident a motorcyclist is dead.  Police say he rear-ended a pick-up truck near 2nd and Canton around 2:00 p.m.  Police say the truck was Westbound on 2nd Street when it slowed down to turn into a drive way. The driver of the motorcycle did not slow down and ran into the back of the pick-up. He died at UMC. Police have not yet released his name.

Sunday's fatalities come just one day after two other people were killed in a Lubbock car crash. Police say 25-year-old Steven Jimenez drove through an intersection at 40th and Avenue W and slammed into a tree in Clapp Park around 5:30 Saturday morning. Jimenez and 17-year-old Julian Perez died at the scene. The three other passengers were taken to UMC. Sunday night, 17-year-old Patricia Brabec remains in critical condition. Renee Perez,15, and Jennifer Morales,17, are in satisfactory condition. Police do not know at this time if alcohol was involved in the accident.  

DPS troopers say a 23-year-old Texas Tech graduate student is lucky to have survived a violent crash Sunday night. Troopers say Jason Todd Conway of Amarillo was travelling South on Slide Road when he lost control of his Chevrolet SUV while trying to navigate a curve. The vehicle rolled multiple times before it landed on its roof about half a mile South of Woodrow Road. Conway was wearing a seat-belt. He was taken to UMC with critical injuries, but was upgraded to serious condition Sunday evening. DPS is investigating whether alcohol played a factor in the rollover.

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