Lubbock Teen Dies in Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/29/08

Lubbock Teen Dies in Crash

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It was a deadly weekend on Lubbock streets; four people died in three different accidents.

One of three deadly accidents over the weekend happened on 114th and Slide. The accident happened shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.  Police tell NewsChannel 11 that a 2005 Ford Explorer was driving west bound on 114th and ran a stop sign. The intersection has a two-way stop sign.

After running the stop sign the Explorer was struck by a Cadillac. The police are still investigating this accident. Lubbock Police have corrected the age of the person suspected to be behind the wheel of that Explorer from a 15-year-old to a 14-year-old. Driver Bria Grimm, 14, and passenger Samantha Boldon, 15, were taken to Covenant and are listed in fair condition.

This accident claimed the life of passenger 15-year-old Skylar Futrell. She was a freshman at Coronado High School and her parents tell NewsChannel 11 that she was a sweet girl who was always singing and loved photography.

The medical examiner was scheduled to perform an autopsy Monday afternoon. The driver of the Cadillac, 21-year-old Ricardo Espinoza and his passenger 35-year-old Selestino Trevino were taken to UMC and are both listed in stable condition. Police tell us that brings the total number of deaths from car wrecks in Lubbock to 37 for the year.

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