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LP&L service truck involved in crash that leaves one person dead


Tuesday evening, Lubbock police officers were called to a report of a major crash at 5000 West Loop 289. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2018 Ford Expedition was pulling a utility trailer southbound on the west loop and was being followed by a family member in a 2011 Chevy Silverado.

The driver of the Expedition, Suzan Headrick, 56, stopped in the outside lane to inspect the trailer connection and the family member, who was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado, stopped behind her. Headrick got out of her vehicle and was inspecting/fixing the trailer connection.

While Headrick was inspecting the connection, a 2012 Ford LP&L bucket truck was traveling southbound in the same lane and collided with the Chevy Silverado and pushed it into the trailer.

Headrick was also struck and died on the scene.

Three passengers in the Expedition received moderate injuries and were taken to UMC for treatment. The driver of the Silverado and passenger also suffered moderate injuries and were also taken to UMC. The driver of the LP&L truck received minor injuries.

The LPD Major Crash Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the crash.

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