TTU football player injured in crash at MSF underpass

TTU football player injured in crash at MSF underpass
TTU Deep Snapper Kyle Heffron (Source: Facebook)
TTU Deep Snapper Kyle Heffron (Source: Facebook)

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University football player Kyle Heffron, 20, was seriously injured after a pickup crashed into a pillar at Marsha Sharp Freeway under University Avenue.

Police say around 10 a.m. Wednesday, a white pickup crashed into the underpass.

They say Heffron was driving westbound and failed to maintain a single lane. When he veered off, he hit a barrier and then the concrete pillars.

Heffron was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected.

He was taken to UMC with serious injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, Heffron is satisfactory condition.

A family member of Heffron, Cody Heffron, posted to Twitter that Kyle was "going into surgery for a ruptured spleen" around 2 p.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police say they have no indication that Heffron was distracted and he was not driving under the influence.

Heffron is a sophomore from San Antonio.

Texas Tech Football Coach Kliff Kingsbury released this statement on Wednesday: "We continue to gather information on Kyle's accident this morning and obviously our primary concern is his health and well-being. We have been in contact with Kyle's family throughout the day. We all expect that he'll make a full recovery soon."

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