One Killed in Overnight Accident Near Shallowater
Around 1 a.m. Sunday, September 27, a teenager died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident west of Shallowater.
DPS reports the accident occurred at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1294 and North County Road 1300.
According to police, a 1974 Oldsmobile was driving fast on eastbound FM 1294 when the vehicle went into a side skid and overturned, ejecting a passenger.
AeroCare airlifted the passenger to University Medical Center where he would later succumb to his wounds. The man killed was later identified as Austin Burford (19) of Lubbock.
The driver of the car, Kolton Rexrode (18), was treated and later released from Covenant Medical Center.
Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor and the crash remains under investigation.