UPDATE: 3 seriously injured in head-on crash, driver reportedly intoxicated

Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 4:26 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 7, 2022 at 6:22 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Police are investigating a crash Friday night that injured five people in West Lubbock.

Just before midnight, police were called to a crash with injuries at the intersection of 19th Street and Chicago Ave. Investigators say 21-year-old Uris Lagunes was traveling east in the 5400 block of 19th Street. The driver of a Hyundai Elantra passenger car, 18-year-old Lexy Vasquez along with three other passengers, were traveling west in the 5400 block of 19th Street. The Nissan Altima crossed over into the westbound lanes, and struck the Hyundai Elantra head-on in the center lane.

Vasquez was taken to Covenant with serious injuries.

Lagunes and one passenger of the Hyundai Elantra were taken to UMC with serious injuries. The remaining two passengers of the Hyundai Elantra were taken to UMC with moderate injuries.

Police interviewed Lagunes while at UMC, according to a police report. He told police he drank two beers while at the Buffalo Wild Wings at 19th and Milwaukee prior to driving.

He was asked to rate the severity of his intoxication on a scale from zero to 10, with zero being not intoxicated at all and 10 being the most intoxicated he had ever felt. Lagunes rated his intoxication level at the time of the crash at a six.

When asked further questions, Lagunes refused to cooperate with police. The report stated he was “acting like he was asleep.”

No arrests have been made. The crash remains under investigation.