A 9-year-old boy and his mother are dead following a crash that happened in South Lubbock on Wednesday, August 31st.
It happened at the intersection of 114th Street and Indiana Avenue a bit before 5 p.m. Police say that 31-year-old Jordan Merchant was driving a pickup truck south in the 11300 block of Indiana Avenue. At the same time, 44-year-old Joni Smith was preparing to turn west onto 114th Street in a passenger car. The pickup entered the intersection and struck the right front side of the passenger car.
Officers arrived and located 9-year-old Conrad Thomlinson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was transported to University Medical Center by ambulance. She was later pronounced dead.
A 3 year old and an 11 year old were also passengers in Smith's car. They were transported to UMC with serious injuries. It wasn't specified if Merchant was injured in the crash.
No arrests have been made. Lubbock police are currently investigating this incident.