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Mitchell County – Jason Edmond Covington Struck and Killed by Car on Interstate 20

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 11:10 am    

A Lubbock pedestrian died after getting hit by a car on Interstate 20 service road near Westbrook, early Wednesday morning.

The fatality was identified as 38-year-old Jason Edmond Covington. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Covington was walking along I-20, a few miles west of Westbrook, when he was hit by a pickup truck that was traveling along the eastbound lane. The impact of the collision killed the male pedestrian.

Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup was transported to Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City with unspecified injuries. He was later released after receiving medical treatment. Authorities later identified the driver as 40-year-old Michael Heath Blair from Coahoma.

It was not confirmed if Blair will be facing charges.

The crash remains under investigation.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

According to statistics, at least one person dies from a car accident every two minutes. Most common causes of Texas car accidents include unsafe lane change, following too closely or tailgating, failing to yield, and speeding.

While on the road, it is important to avoid any form of distractions and be completely aware of our surroundings. We have to be reminded of how our choices while behind the wheel can affect other people’s lives.


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