Update #2: The victims of the accident have been identified by the Lubbock Police Department as 23-year-old Igbinedion Osaretin and 21-year-old Esosa Oyemwense.

According to KAMC News sports reporter Baillie Burmaster, the men were cousins of Norense Odiase, who plays for the Texas Tech men's basketball team.

 

Update #1: The Lubbock Police Department confirmed late Friday morning that two people involved in this accident were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet released the names of the deceased. This story will be updated when they do.

Original story: Lubbock police are investigating a serious two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck.

KAMC News reports that the accident occurred Friday morning (February 15th) at around 3 a.m. in the area of North Slide Road and Clovis Road.

Photos of the accident show a white car and the front of a white semi-truck almost completely destroyed.

Police say that two people were seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. Their identities and current condition are unknown.

As of 7 a.m. Friday morning, LPD investigators have closed down the intersection of North Slide Road and Clovis Highway and their asking the public to avoid the area.