Santos Donez Jr Killed; Officer Wesley Haulk Injured in Accident at South Loop 289 in Lubbock, TX

January 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Santos Donez Jr, Officer Wesley Haulk
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Lubbock Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
South Loop 289
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Patrol unit was struck in the rear by another vehicle

What Happened

Lubbock Police are investigating a crash that injured a person at South Loop 289 in Lubbock, TX on January 12th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. According to investigators, officers were called to the crash and a patrol unit had just arrived when it was struck in the rear by another vehicle. Police were not yet able to say how the collision happened. They say the officer involved, Officer Wesley Haulk, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 36-year-old Santos Donez, Jr, was killed. Additional information was not yet available.

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