UPDATE: LPD identifies motorcyclist involved in fatal collision

UPDATE: LPD identifies motorcyclist involved in fatal collision Sunday

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UPDATE 10:00 pm 7/10

(LUBBOCK, TX) – On Sunday at approximately 5:15 p.m., Lubbock Police Department officers were called to North Indiana Avenue and Baylor Street in reference to a serious accident involving a minivan and motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Albert Benavidez, was rushed by ambulance to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Benavidez was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Two occupants in the minivan, 57-year-old Janie Torrez and 30-year-old Crystal Kay, were also taken by ambulance to the hospital with moderate injuries. The third passenger, a 12-year-old boy, was picked up by a friend and taken by a private vehicle to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officers with the Accident Investigation Unit were called to the scene to investigate. Initial information indicates the motorcycle was traveling northbound on North Indiana Avenue. The minivan was turning south onto North Indiana from Baylor Street. As the minivan pulled out onto Indiana, the motorcycle collided with the driver side of the van.

This crash remains under investigation by the Accident Investigation Unit.


UPDATE 8:30 pm

Lubbock police report that the motorcyclist died at the hospital.


Three victims were hospitalized Sunday in a crash near North Indiana and Baylor St. It appears a motorcyclist crashed into the driver's side door of a van in the intersection as the van was turning onto N. Indiana off of Baylor.

A witness said it appeared the biker was speeding when it struck the van. EMS reported one victim had critical injuries, a second was seriously hurt, and another got away with only minor wounds.. Accident Investigators taped off the scene Sunday evening.

We'll update this story as more details are released.

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