Man dead after multiple-vehicle crash near Shallowater Wednesday night

Lubbock-Cooper teacher, two students among those involved in 5-car pileup

Multiple vehicle crashes near Shallowater


60-year-old George McManus died Thursday morning after he was pinned between two vehicles after a crash Wednesday night.

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SHALLOWATER, TX (KCBD) - An accident along railroad tracks on N. Milwaukee Ave. and another accident that shut down a large stretch of N. Frankford Ave. kept first responders near Shallowater busy Wednesday night.

The first accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. along Milwaukee just south of County Road 6200 when a van, driven by 60-year-old George McManus, broke down on top of railroad tracks that cross the road.

A DPS spokesman said the driver of the van became pinned between his vehicle and his girlfriend’s car while trying to jumpstart the van. The spokesman said another car came up and hit the back of the van. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. DPS said the unknown driver was in critical condition late Wednesday.

The second accident happened nearby along Frankford and County Road 6300 just within Lubbock city limits as drivers were attempting to avoid emergency vehicles.

One of the vehicles involved in the second wreck belongs to Lubbock-Cooper ISD. A Lubbock-Cooper High School teacher was driving two students home from a student council event at Shallowater High School.

The district says the teacher was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both student were checked out by paramedics and did not appear to have any injuries, but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

DPS Troopers, along with Lubbock Police, Sheriff’s deputies and Shallowater firefighters all responded to the scene.

Both crashes remain under investigation. The one on Milwaukee will be handled by DPS. Since the Frankford Ave. accident was right at city limits, Lubbock Police will lead that investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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