Details Revealed Concerning Crash at Loop 289 and Clovis Road
On Monday, February 15th, Lubbock Police responded to a deadly crash that happened in the afternoon, and new details have been released concerning that crash.
According to an eyewitness at the scene, a car was driving along the access road at Northeast Loop 289 and Clovis Road. At some point, the eyewitness said that the car did not "follow the roadway." The exact details around the vehicle not following the roadway are unclear.
Police said that the vehicle left the roadway as it came to a curve in the roadway. While it hasn't been specifically said what happened to cause the crash, snow had fallen over the weekend, and hazardous weather conditions were present at the time of the crash.
It's said that the car struck a utility pole, went airborne, and eventually came to a rest facing southwest directly west of the pole. The exact speed at which the car was traveling was not made immediately clear by police.
The driver of the car has now been identified as 24-year-old Austin McDonald. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
KAMC News reports that this all happened at around 3:15 p.m.
Lubbock Police had the access road where the crash occurred closed all the way until 6:45 p.m. as they conducted a crash investigation.
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