Plainview Man Killed in Lubbock Truck Accident on I-27

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 30-Dec-2013

An 18 wheeler accident in Lubbock claimed the life of a man from Plainview, Texas on Friday evening when the passenger vehicle he was driving was rear-ended by a semi-truck on I-27, officials revealed.

The driver of the car was identified by police as 21-year-old Ramiro Rutiaga, Jr. According to reports Rutiaga was operating a 2000 Chevy Metro when he was struck from behind by the driver of Freightliner. The driver of the big rig was identified by officials as 36-year-old Reynaldo Rosas, a resident of Lubbock.

Police reports said the Chevrolet passenger vehicle was traveling at a slow rate of speed and may not have had lights on at the time of the collision. The driver of the truck told officials he could not see Rutiaga’s vehicle in time.

Authorities said Rutiaga was ejected from his vehicle as a result of the impact and may not have been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Rosas was injured in the Lubbock 18 wheeler accident and was transported to Swisher Memorial Hospital, where he was later released.

Investigations surrounding the collision are still underway.

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