Skooners Bar & Grill

Emergency crews were called to the scene of an early morning crash on Jan. 16, where one person was reported killed and another injured.

Lubbock Police reported the crash happened just before 2 a.m. near the Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue.

An SUV, driven by 30-year-old Gabriel Zerrata, was traveling northbound in the 400 block of University Avenue and a passenger car, driven by 19-year-old Jessica Helmers, was traveling eastbound in the 2500 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway along the eastbound access road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection of University Avenue and the access road.

Zerrata was transported by EMS to University Medical Center with moderate injuries. Helmers died at the scene.

Zerrata told police he was drinking at "schooners" bar in Lubbock that night, according to a police report.

According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission an investigation was opened shortly after the crash.

TABC issued the following statement:

"Agents seek to determine whether alcohol played a role and whether any alcohol was improperly sold or served to any persons involved in the crash. Under Texas law, businesses licensed by TABC are prohibited from selling alcohol to anyone showing signs of intoxication, and violations could result in a fine or a temporary suspension of their license to sell alcohol."

 Flags were flown at half staff Wednesday at Texas Tech University in honor of Helmers.