One Dead, One Injured in Lubbock County Crash

One person was killed and another person was hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash on FM 2528 in Lubbock County.

Details of the Lubbock Accident

According to reports, 26-year-old Xavier Martinez died Thursday after an early morning crash on FM 2528 near County Road 5100.

Authorities were called to the scene of the crash around 3:30 am. The Department of Public Safety says a pickup was traveling north on FM 2528 when it overcorrected and rolled. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the truck, 36-year-old Martin Lee Peek, was airlifted to University Medical Center by Aerocare. Fortunately, Peek’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2015. This marks little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Single-vehicle, run-off the road accidents were responsible for 1,255 deaths in 2015 – about 35% of all traffic deaths recorded.
  • An additional 346,335 people were injured in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015.
  • It is estimated that a person was killed in a traffic crash in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes in 2015.
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