DPS releases name of victims in Smyer rollover

Two females were taken to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after they were involved in a one-vehicle rollover in Smyer around noon today.

Sergeant John Gonzalez with DPS said the name of the driver was Michaela Velasquez, 22, of Levelland. The passenger was Genna Montantez, 26, of Levelland. Both were transported by EMS to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock with incapacitating injuries.

Gonzalez said an investigation shows that the Chevy C-15 was traveling westbound on Highway 114 through Smyer when the vehicle had a blowout. The driver lost control and over-corrected. The vehicle went into the center median, rolling onto its top.

The Levelland Fire Department and Hockley County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

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