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.