LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Today, around 10 a.m., LPD crash investigators will temporarily shut down the intersection of East Broadway and Idalou Road to map a fatal crash scene for the investigation. All traffic will be diverted away from the intersection. This closure is expected to last a few hours.
At approximately 5 p.m., LPD received reports of a crash involving a Jeep Wrangler and a Chevy pickup truck at the intersection Idalou Road and East Broadway. Officers located the pickup driver, 52-year-old Hector Villarreal-Castaneda, with life threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
Through an on scene investigation, the driver of the Jeep, 20-year-old Keely Walker of Lorenzo, was arrested and was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center for intoxication manslaughter. Additional charges could be possible. Her bond is currently set at $100,000.
At this time, it appears Walker disregarded a stop sign as she traveled eastbound on East Broadway through the intersection and struck the pickup truck that was traveling northbound on Idalou Road.
This crash remains under investigation by crash investigators with the LPD Traffic Unit.