UPDATED: Man arrested for deadly crash at 13th & Slide

UPDATED: Man arrested for deadly crash at 13th & Slide

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Puente, photo from Lubbock Co Detention Cntr Puente, photo from Lubbock Co Detention Cntr
LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas -

LPD Investigating Fatal Crash

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Anthony Puente, 20, is currently being booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in connection to the fatal crash late Sunday night.

Just before 9 p.m. on February 24th, the Lubbock Police Department received reports of a crash between a pickup truck and car at the intersection of 13thStreet and Slide Road. The two occupants of the car were taken by EMS to the hospital with serious injuries. The front passenger of the car, 19-year-old Sarah Dearmond, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Puente, the driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck, had minor injuries.

At this time it appears Puente was traveling north on Slide and the car was traveling west on 13th Street when the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

Based on the investigation, Puente was taken into custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and a third charge of possession of marijuana. 

The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation by LPD crash investigators.

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