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Rollover kills one, seriously injures another on Hwy. 62/82 between Lubbock and Idalou

DPS officials say one person was killed in a rollover on FM 1729 at Hwy 62/82 on March 9, 2021
DPS officials say one person was killed in a rollover on FM 1729 at Hwy 62/82 on March 9, 2021(KCBD NewsChannel 11)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 2:15 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a rollover that took the life of one person Tuesday morning. The Lubbock County Medical Examiner was called to the scene.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on FM 1729 and Hwy 62/82, between Lubbock and Idalou. The unidentified driver died on the scene. The passenger was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver has been identified as 67-year-old Juan Ramon Guerrero of Idalou. The passenger has been identified as 80-year-old Amelia Rosa Guerrero of Idalou.

DPS says neither were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The crash report says the vehicle was traveling eastbound on US 62/82 near FM 1729 in the inside lane, went into the center median, overcorrected and went back across both eastbound lanes of travel and into the barrow ditch, causing the rollover.

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