Police closing road to investigate fatal West Lubbock hit-and-run crash

The Lubbock Police Department will temporarily close the 7000 block of Fourth Street Wednesday as it continues investigating a deadly, unsolved hit-and-run crash from earlier this month.


Eastbound lanes on the street will be closed from 1-4 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to Upland Avenue. At least one westbound lane will be open, though drivers should still expect slow driving conditions, according to a news release from LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

Officials identified 18-year-old Joey Aguero as the victim of the late-night crash that was reported about 11:45 p.m. Feb. 1. Police responded to a 911 call reporting a man lying in the street, Pelt said at the time of the crash.

Through the initial investigation, it appears Aguero was walking in the right-hand eastbound lane of the 7000 block of Fourth Street.

Investigators believe a vehicle also traveling eastbound in the right-hand lane struck the pedestrian and fled the scene, according to police. Police by Tuesday did not have additional details about the driver or vehicle that struck Aguero.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information about the case to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Pelt said callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.




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