UPDATED: Major wreck involving school bus on 19th Street, one pe

UPDATED: Major wreck involving school bus on 19th Street, one person killed

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Police have identified the pedestrian involved in this morning’s crash as 52-year-old Ginger Barnes.

Police report the pedestrian involved in a wreck this morning with a Levelland ISD school bus died at the scene. 

Police responded to the crash at 19th Street and Alcove and said no children on the bus were hurt, but a driver in another vehicle has injuries. 

Police report all eastbound lanes of 19th Street between Inler and Alcove are shut down due to a major crash. Westbound lanes are closed down to one. Avoid the area if possible this morning as the closure is expected to last several hours.

Levelland ISD released the following statement Tuesday morning:

At approximately 6:30 a.m. today, February 12, 2019, the Levelland ISD administration was informed that one of its school buses carrying 15 students to an out-of-town extracurricular activity had been involved in an accident involving a pedestrian. The school bus was traveling eastbound on Highway 114/19th Street when it struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Highway 114 and Alcove Street in Lubbock.

It is the District’s understanding that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the Levelland ISD students nor the bus driver or coach were injured in the incident. Following their providing witness statements to law enforcement, all LISD students were transported back to Levelland by the District where they and their families have been offered counselling and support services by the District. Federal and state privacy laws prohibit the District from disclosing any personally identifiable student information.

The District is cooperating with Lubbock law enforcement as it continues its investigation into the accident. The entire Levelland ISD community is deeply saddened by this event. The superintendent asks that we offer our prayers and support for the family of the pedestrian who was involved in this unfortunate accident.

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