Kashara Jackson Killed, Two Injured in DUI Crash on South Loop 289 at Slide Road in Lubbock
Lubbock, TX. (August 25, 2021)- 17-year-old Kashara Jackson was killed, and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on August 19, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. The accident occurred just before 1:00 a.m. in the area of South Loop 289 and Slide Road. Police reported that the driver of a southbound Ford F-550 collided with a westbound Jeep Grand Cherokee. Kashara, a passenger in the Jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene. 20-year-old Alexus Jackson, the driver of the Jeep, was transported to University Medical Center with moderate injuries. 21-year-old Nathaniel Ruiz was walking along the sidewalk at the time of the accident. He sustained minor injuries from the crash debris. The driver of the Ford fled the scene on foot but was later located. The Ford driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid and evading arrest. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Alexus Jackson and Nathaniel Ruiz and their families at this time. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kashara Jackson. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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