Lorenzo woman indicted on manslaughter charge after deadly November crash

Lorenzo woman indicted on manslaughter charge after deadly November crash
Keely Walker, 21, indicted on a charge of manslaughter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock County grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Lorenzo woman on charges of manslaughter after a deadly November crash that killed 52-year-old Hector Villarreal-Castaneda.

A police search warrant revealed Keely Walker, who was 20-years-old at the time, admitted to drinking and doing drugs the day she was in a crash that killed Villarreal-Castaneda.

Walker was initially charged with intoxication manslaughter after a crash. She has since been released after posting a $100,000 bond.

The search warrant states Walker was speeding in her black 2017 Jeep and ran a stop sign, hitting Villareal-Castaneda near 2700 East Broadway.

After the crash Walker told officers at the scene she had been out drinking with about three or four other people at a party before. Walker also said she had used cocaine three days before the crash and smoked marijuana on the day of the crash.

Police have obtained a search warrant for Walker’s phone and are now holding that as evidence; searching through it to validate her story about being out with acquaintances before the crash.

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