Konny Krier Dies in Car Accident on Milwaukee Avenue in Lubbock, TX
UPDATE (January 18, 2023): Reports say that the woman injured in the crash, identified as 56-year-old Konny Krier, succumbed to the injuries she sustained. It appears the SUV she was in ran off southbound Milwaukee where it then crashed into a pole. The cause of the crash remains unclear at this time. With authorities now saying this is a single-vehicle wreck, my hope is that complex factors like mechanical issues and medical emergencies are getting as much attention as things like fatigue or distracted driving. Even authorities can sometimes jump to conclusions without giving the evidence a chance to speak for itself. Is this going to be another such situation, or will the victim's loved ones get the answers they deserve?
Lubbock, TX -- January 17, 2023, one person was injured as the result of a car accident which happened along Milwaukee Avenue.
Authorities did not give much information about the incident except to say it happened in an area off the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and 34th Street at around 5:00 a.m. It's unclear how many vehicles were involved, but one person sustained serious injuries. Were there multiple vehicles involved? Was distraction a factor? A medical emergency? A hit-and-run? Issues with signage or lighting in the area? Is this a notoriously dangerous spot for drivers? I'm used to seeing reports with few details, but it's going to take a lot more attention before there are clear answers about what happened here. Maybe folks in the Lubbock area can shed some light on what authorities have yet to tell the public.