LPD Seeking Information on Hit-and-Run Suspect
The Major Crash Investigation Unit with the Lubbock Police department is asking for the public's assistance in locating the vehicle and driver of said vehicle involved in a crash on Monday, November 16th.
The crash happened at around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of Idalou Road and East 4th Street. One person has died as a result of the accident.
It's reported that a motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the 3200 block of East 4th Street while a Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling westbound in the 3300 block of East 4th.
Police say the Mistubishi began to turn southwest onto Idalou Road when it collided with the motorcycle in the intersection. The motorcycle rider is said to have been launched 15 feet from where the collision happened. KAMC News reports the Mitsubishi continued to drive west for a few hundred feet before turning around, returning to the scene and fleeing again eastbound.
The driver of the motorcycle, 70-year-old Benigno Salas, was transported to University Medical Center by EMS, where he was later pronounced dead.
Those with information on the location of the driver or the red Mitsubishi Lancer itself are urged to call the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 806-775-2753 or Crime Line at 741-1000.
Information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500. Callers can remain anonymous.