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Man charged with manslaughter in fatal Lubbock crash pleads guilty

Published: May. 5, 2022 at 9:37 AM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2022 at 9:41 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock man pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a second-degree felony, for his role in a Jan. 2020 deadly crash.

Raymundo Miguel Gamboa has been sentenced to 8 years and received 639 days of jail credit.

Lubbock Police issued an arrest warrant on July 7, 2020, for Gamboa for the manslaughter charge. The fatal crash happened on Jan. 1, 2020, at the intersection of Slide Road and Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock around 2:30 p.m.

Court documents show Gamboa was driving while intoxicated and ran a red light. Police reports say he told investigators he was racing another vehicle at the time of the crash. His blood/alcohol content was at .18 after the crash. The legal limit is .08.

Gamboa’s front passenger, 28-year-old Jose Fraire, was seriously injured and taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

On July 15, 2020, the Lubbock Police Department and the U.S Marshals were notified that Gamboa was found in Anchorage, Alaska, and was being held on the manslaughter warrant and other local charges.

He was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on Sept. 1, 2021.

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