Driver identified after fatal crash outside Slaton Thursday morning

1 dead after crash outside Slaton Thursday morning

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle crash this morning outside of Slaton in which one person was killed. DPS has identified 42-year-old Maria Jasper of Snyder as the victim.

DPS reported to the scene just after midnight Thursday after a Jasper’s white SUV hit a black pickup truck at Highway 84 and County Road 3300, west of Slaton.

A preliminary investigation found Jasper was on the wrong side of the road when she hit the truck, according to DPS. The person driving the pickup truck, 20-year-old Hayden Powers, was taken to University Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

There were no other injuries reported from this crash. Details may change as DPS continues to investigate.

KCBD NewsChannel 111 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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