17-year-old killed in crash on West Loop 289; driver seriously injured

Updated: Apr. 16, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock Police say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a crash that happened at 9:30 a.m. on West Loop 289 between 19th Street and 34th Street.

Police tell us a Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 18-year-old Gabriel Castillo, was traveling southbound on the W. Loop 289 access road when it left the roadway and struck the pole of an electronic traffic sign. Castillo was transported by EMS to University Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 17-year-old Megan Martinez, was pronounced deceased on scene.

Frenship ISD released this statement on Friday evening:

Today, Frenship ISD was notified that two Frenship High School students were involved in a single vehicle crash this morning where one of the students died.

Frenship ISD counselors are on standby to provide support for students and staff in need of counseling services. Online grief resources are also available for parents and students at

We extend our love and deepest sympathies to the students’ families, friends, peers, and those impacted by this tragedy.

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