Two teenagers were killed in an automobile accident in Lubbock County, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on April 27.
According to reports by the Department of Public Safety, Justice Chavez, 17, was driving a two-door Pontiac that also carried 16-year-old Alicia Ramos when the vehicle was hit at the intersection of Country Road 6100 and Farm to Market Road 179. Chavez was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while Ramos succumbed to her injuries later at the University Medical Center. The Pontiac was crashed into by a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Douglas Fairbanks and carrying his 10-year-old son. The Truck was traveling northbound on FM 179 when it hit the teens’ vehicle.
Shallowater principal Tom Johnson said that students gathered at the high school in remembrance of the two students. Chavez played for the high school football team and received an honorable mention as a defensive lineman in an all-District competition last season.