Suspect charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatal Slide Rd. crash

Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 4:47 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 1:13 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock Police have identified the victim and a suspect in a fatal crash that happened just before 1 a.m. Thursday near 61st and Slide Rd.

Police say a Ford F-550, driven by 30-year-old Timothy Andrew Gonzalez, was going southbound in the 6100 block of Slide Road, while a Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 20-year-old Alexus Jackson, was heading westbound in the 5100 block of the S. Loop 289 access road. Police say 17-year-old Kashara Jackson was a passenger in the Jeep.

30-year-old Timothy Andrew Gonzalez
30-year-old Timothy Andrew Gonzalez(Lubbock County Detention Center)

The pickup crashed into the Jeep in the intersection.

A pedestrian, 21-year-old Nathaniel Ruiz, was walking along the sidewalk in between Slide Road and the turn-around lane for the S. Loop 289 access road.

Debris from the crash then struck Ruiz as he was walking.

The driver of the pickup, Timothy Gonzalez, failed to stop and render aid, and ran down Slide Road. He was taken into custody behind Crunch Fitness by an LPD patrol officer.

The passenger of the Jeep was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Jeep was taken to University Medical Center for moderate injuries. The pedestrian had minor injuries from the crash debris.

Gonzalez was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center for intoxication manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid, and evading.

This case remains under investigation by the Major Crash Investigation Unit.

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