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Lubbock—19-year-old Died in Car Accident on 13th Street and Slide Road

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 1:15 am    

Last Sunday, a fatal vehicle crash took the life of a female teenager on 13th Street near Slide Road, a local news source said.

According to the report, a two-car collision was reported at around 9 p.m. When Lubbock police officers arrived at the intersection of 13th Street and Slide Road, they saw a pickup up truck and a car with serious damages. Two occupants in the car sustained various injuries from the impact. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

One of the occupants, identified as 19-year-old Sarah Dearmond, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The condition of the other victim was not released.

A preliminary investigation shows that a pickup truck was traveling along the northbound lane of Slide when it crashed into the car that was coming from the west. 20-year-old pickup driver Anthony Puente has been charged with, intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, and possession of marijuana.

We are deeply saddened by the news of Sarah Dearmond passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased. May God grant you with the strength to go through this difficult moment of your life.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by intoxicated drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep DUI-related collisions down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

What are the penalties for drunk driving in Texas? Depending on a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and other circumstances, they can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and face punishments such as jail time and thousands of dollars of fines. They could also face civil lawsuits from any victims of their reckless behavior.


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