According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Tanya Marie Jones, 55, was fatally injured when her vehicle was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Maxwell lee Ezell, 24.
A preliminary investigation suggests Jones was traveling westbound on 19th Street near Kewanee Avenue when her vehicle was rear-ended by Ezell’s Camaro. The Camaro continued to travel, striking the back of a Ford F-150 stopped at a stop sign in the northbound lane of Kewanee.
First responders arrived to the scene at 1:58 am. In searching Ezell’s pockets, authorities found several bar receipts with the last purchase occurring at 1:29 am. Ezell was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Jones was a contributing columnist for Texas Tech’s Daily Toreador and a military veteran. She worked as an Uber Driver; however, it is unclear if Jones was working during the crash.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):