Man arrested, woman has life-threatening injuries following wreck

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Updated: 12/06/2012 1:01 pm

UPDATE: 10:53 a.m.

Police release more details about the crash that injured four people and left a woman with critical injuries.

Investigators say Jason Chad White, 19, was the driver of a pickup that slammed into the back of a vehicle on the side of the road at Avenue S and Glenna Goodacre Blvd. and then continued to hit two other vehicles. One of the vehicles that was struck went up into a yard and hit a residence.

Megan Rough, 19, was a passenger in the first vehicle that was hit. She was ejected from the car and is hospitalized with critical injuries. At last report, she was in surgery.

White was given a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash. He was arrested on two counts of intoxicated assault and is booked into the Lubbock County Jail.



ORIGINAL POST:

A woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and a man is in police custody after a wreck early Thursday morning. Alcohol may have been a factor.

It happened just after Midnight at Avenue S and Glenna Goodacre Blvd. Investigators say the driver of a white pickup caused several crashes, which included another driver and several parked cars, including a police vehicle.

"Both moving vehicles were traveling eastbound, the truck struck the gray car, and then struck a parked car, pushed it approximately a block and it went up into a yard," explained Police Captain Roy Bassett. "Then eventually the truck struck a parked patrol car and pushed it into another parked car, and that's where everything finally came to a rest."

The driver of the pickup was given a field sobriety test at the scene. Blood was seen all over his shirt. Police tell us he was arrested.

A passenger of the gray vehicle that police say he intially hit is a woman, hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. We're told she was ejected from her vehicle, even though she was buckled up.

Three other people were involved in the crash. They're also hospitalized.

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