Pedestrian hit by car now dead, details on both pedestrian crash

Pedestrian hit by car now dead, details on both pedestrian crashes

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

UPDATE: The man hit while crossing Parkway near Zenith has died.

2600 Parkway Pedestrian Crash:

The pedestrian struck in the 2600 block of Parkway Drive has been identified as 54-year-old Darnell Johnson. Johnson was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased Tuesday night.

Avenue Q Pedestrian Crash:

The pedestrian involved in the March 4th crash has been identified as 44-year-old Jimmy Hewlett Jr. As of Wednesday morning, he remains in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

On Thursday, March 7th, Lubbock Police Department crash investigators will temporarily shut down parts of Avenue Q at 26th Street starting at 9 a.m. to continue this crash investigation. All northbound lanes in this area will be shut down and traffic will be diverted east on 27th Street. The left southbound lane will also be shut down. This closure is expected to last a couple of hours.

ORIGINAL STORY:

For the second night in a row, a pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after trying to cross a busy Lubbock street.

Police say someone was walking south across Parkway Drive near Zenith Avenue when they were hit by a car driving westbound.

Police have not yet released the names of those involved. As of 10 p.m., westbound lanes are blocked. You're asked to avoid the area through early Wednesday morning.

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