Lubbock, TX (7/19/2021) – A teenager was killed after being struck by a commercial vehicle Monday night.
The accident happened around 1:40 a.m. when a Dodge Ram 1500 was stopped on the shoulder due to a tire blowout. The driver, 18-year-old Mark Anthony Holmes, was attempting to change the tire when he was struck by an International semi-truck.
Holmes was taken to UMC in Lubbock, where he later died due to his injuries.
The condition of the driver of the semi-truck, 64-year-old Douglas Dewayne Rogers, remains unknown.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led to the accident, and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: Lubbock Online