Elderly Pedestrian Killed by Van in Lubbock

Lubbock Police is investigating a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian that left 78-year-old Walter Wilkins dead.

Officers responded to a report of a collision with injuries at the intersection of 98th Street and Slide Road at 8:02 pm on October 11, 2023.

Upon arrival, officers found Wilkins lying in the street. Wilkins was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears Wilkins was crossing 98th Street, walking south. As Wilkins was crossing, a passenger van traveling east struck him.

The investigation is ongoing.