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Lubbock—Teenager Who Died in Slide Road Crash Identified

Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 2:51 am    

The Lubbock Police Department has released the identification of the 19-year-old victim who died in a fatal car accident on Slide Road, February 24.

The victim was identified as Sarah Grace Dearmond, 19. She was a sophomore business administration major.

According to police reports, the tragic collision took place at the intersection of 13th Street and Slide Road. A vehicle was traveling along the westbound lane of 13th when it collided with a northbound pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Anthony Puente. Dearmond, who was sitting at the front seat of the car sustained serious injuries. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Authorities said that another occupant was hurt but his identification was not immediately released to public.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered from minor injuries. He was taken into Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and possession of marijuana.

The crash remains under investigation.

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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