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Vehicle goes off overpass in East Lubbock


One person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early morning crash on East Loop 289 just north of 50th Street.

Just after 6 a.m., Lubbock police officers and Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to the 3900 block of East Loop 289 for a report of a major crash involving a car that had fallen from the overpass and caught fire.

LFR extinguished the fire and used the Jaws to extricate the driver. The male was then taken by EMS to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Investigators with the LPD Major Crash Investigation Unit are currently on scene investigating the crash. Based on the initial investigation, it appears the car was traveling northbound and veered into the median, hit the guardrail and fell between the overpasses causing the car to catch on fire.

The circumstances leading up to the crash remain under investigation.

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