Driver identified after deadly crash on Highway 84

Driver identified after deadly crash on Highway 84
A crash between a motorcycle and pickup closed off Highway 84 and Milwaukee Avenue on Jan. 15. (Source: Angie Winn, KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Police are investigating a motorcycle and pickup crash on Highway 84 at the County Road 1700 intersection in between Shallowater and Lubbock.

That intersection is being closed off and drivers are asked to avoid the area. Anyone who goes near there will be re-routed.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the driver of the pickup has died and the motorcyclist has been hospitalized. There is no word on the severity of that person’s injuries.

DPS says the truck was stopped on CR 1700 going north at the intersection with US 84. The motorcycle was eastbound on US 84 when the driver of the pickup failed to yield right-of-way and collided with the motorcycle.

Dwain Ed Kuhler, male, 80, of Lubbock, was driving the pickup and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lubbock EMS.

The driver of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries, and was transported to University Medical Center.

All lanes of US 84 have been reopened.

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