A Texas Tech student was killed in a car accident just outside Clovis.
Details about the Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
KCBD News is reporting that the drive back home for a group of students on a spring break mission trip went horribly wrong. A church in Lubbock is mourning the loss of one of its members while they continue to pray for the others who were injured in the accident.
The accident happened when a group of about 80 students were heading back to Lubbock from a mission trip to San Diego when one of the vehicles carrying five passengers rolled over several times before coming to a stop on the opposite side of the roadway.
According to police, 26-year-old Jerry Davis, of Plainview, was driving the vehicle when he lost control. Davis was killed at the scene of the accident. Two passengers – Ken Choi and Genesis Guevara were airlifted to UMC in Lubbock. Two other passengers in the vehicle were taken by ambulance to Clovis hospital.
The accident happened just after 10 a.m. on highway 60/84 just east of Fort Sumner in New Mexico. The group was part of the Texas Tech Navigators, which is a Christian student organization.
The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States involving motor vehicle accidents:
- In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 motor vehicle accident fatalities.
- Another 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2014.
- Nearly 28 percent of people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents were involved in an accident having to do with speeding.