Joni Smith Killed; Jordan Merchant Injured in Accident at 114th St and Indiana Ave in Lubbock, TX

August 31, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Joni Smith
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

114th St & Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Lubbock Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
114th St and Indiana Ave
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Two vehicles were involved in a collision at an intersection

What Happened

Lubbock Police are investigating a crash that killed one person and injured three others at 114th St and Indiana Ave in Lubbock, TX on August 31st, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 4:54 p.m. According to investigators, the crash involved two vehicles, however the cause for the collision was not yet known. Initial reports suggest a vehicle operated by 31-year-old Jordan Merchant collided with a second vehicle during a turn. 9-year-old Conrad Thomlinson died at the scene while 44-year-old Joni Smith was taken to an area hospital with injuries she also died from. An 11-year-old and a 3-year-old, passengers in Smith's vehicle, were hospitalized with serious injuries. Additional information was not available.

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