Fatal Wreck at 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street in Canyon

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 04/10 2014 05:12PM

Updated 04/10 2014 05:53PM

CANYON -- Canyon Police Department were called out to a major crash at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street in Canyon.  

Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive 78-year-old Canyon man in a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV.  The man died at the scene.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle was southbound when it crossed three lanes of traffic and continued southbound until it struck a traffic light pole located on the southeast corner of the intersection.  

Police say the driver appeared to be slumped over the wheel prior to hitting the pole.  

The body was sent to Lubbock for autopsy.  

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