Driver indicted in South Lubbock fatal wrong-way crash

A Lubbock Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted a 26-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a wrong-way vehicle crash that killed another man in early August.

 

Alexander May was indicted on a count of manslaughter for the Aug. 3 death of 18-year-old Jonathan Pesqueda.

Officers who responded to the crash at the 3400 block of south Loop 289 found May’s vehicle facing east on the eastbound lanes and north shoulder of the road, according to a narrative by one of the officers. Pesqueda’s vehicle was found facing south.

The position of the vehicles, evidence from the scene and a video from a nearby traffic camera suggested May was driving the wrong way.

The officer observed “extensive damage” to the front driver’s side of both Pesqueda’s and May’s vehicles and “a large debris field” across the center of the eastbound lanes.

Witnesses who observed the collision told officers May was driving west in the eastbound lanes and was moving from the left lane to the center lane when the collision happened.

Detectives later determined May was driving approximately 89 miles per hour.

May told officers he did not remember the crash when questioned at the hospital, according to the police report. It was determined May was consuming alcohol prior to the crash.

Medical records — which were collected several days later — from the night of the crash show May’s blood alcohol level was 0.232, according to the officer’s report. The legal limit is .08.

Lubbock police arrested May on Oct. 31. He was booked and released from the Lubbock County Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

 

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