Brownfield Hit-and-Run Victim Passes Away in Lubbock
A Brownfield man that was airlifted to Lubbock after being injured in a hit-and-run crash has passed away.
KAMC News reports that 67-year-old Jose Tapia was critically injured after being struck by an SUV while exiting his car. This happened back on Sunday, September 18th. He was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock and pronounced dead on Monday, October 3rd.
Investigators identified the driver of the SUV as 23-year-old Santana Diaz out of Denver City. Brownfield Police issued a warrant for Diaz's arrest on the charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He turned himself in to Seminole Police about 2 weeks after the incident on September 30th. He posted bond the same day.