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One person is dead after crashing their vehicle into a playa lake in Lubbock on Friday, December 10th.

Lubbock Police responded at approximately 11:30 p.m. to South Loop 289, near the University Avenue exit. Upon arrival, a Volvo S60 was found in the playa lake in the area.

The driver, 27-year-old Ryan Espinosa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say Espinosa was driving eastbound on South Loop 289 when he left the roadway, drove into the median, crossed the eastbound access road, and then drove into the playa lake.

The circumstances surrounding the accident remains unknown.

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