Officials identify victims in fatal New Deal crash

Published: May. 7, 2018 at 9:27 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2018 at 4:12 PM CDT
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NEW DEAL, TX (KCBD) - Texas Department of Public Safety worked a fatal crash around 2:15 this morning west of new deal on FM 1729.

According to officials, a Lexus passenger vehicle was traveling west when it lost control and rolled several times.

The driver 35-year-old Skyler Lynn Duncan of Lubbock was transported to UMC with critical injuries. Duncan has been released from the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

The passenger LaTanya Denise Lacy, 38 of Lubbock, died at the scene.

DPS says around 2:15 Monday morning, the car was traveling on F.M. 1729, west of County Road 2000, when the driver lost control. The car went through a fence and caught on fire, ending up about a fourth of a mile from where the crash started.

Volunteer firefighters from New Deal, Abernathy, and Shallowater were on the scene as well as Lubbock EMS and the Lubbock Sheriff's Office. The Medical Examiner arrived at the scene around 5 a.m.

Officers say the car was so badly burned they were having trouble figuring out what type of vehicle it was.

Funeral services for LaTanya Denise Lacy will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life on Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Southcrest Baptist Church.

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