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Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:44 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 1:36 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

An 87-year-old man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 1 car accident involving Tommy Tuberville's wife, Suzanne Tuberville, died in an assisted living facility Friday, the Lubbock-Avalance Journal reported.

Sgt. Jonathan Stewart with the Lubbock Police Department told the Avalanche-Journal in November that Suzanne Tuberville had run a red light while driving in Lubbock and struck the vehicle driven by Nelda Purdy, 73. Her husband, Ira Purdy, was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained "a significant head injury, a broken leg, [and] broken ribs," according to Purdy family attorney Bradley Pettit. 

Ira spent time both at the local Covenant Medical Center and a rehab facility before being transferred to the assisted living facility.

No charges have been filed in the case and Stewart said no citations have been issued. But Stewart did say that the investigation into the case remains ongoing. UPDATE, Feb. 28: Stewarthas now said that the investigation has been closed, with no charges yet filed.  

Both Pettit and a source speaking to Texas Tech student newspaper the Daily Toreador said that a citation had been issued to Suzanne Tuberville some time after the crash.

A Texas Tech spokesman said the Tubervilles had no comment other than to wish the Purdy family their condolences.

The Lubbock Medical Examiner's office has been asked to determine Ira Purdy's cause of death, Pettit said. Stewart confirmed the autopsy but did not say when its results might be released.

“The medical examiner was called in, they’re reviewing the case and we’re waiting for their findings," Pettit said. "We’re very confident they will find that he died as a result of the injuries from the Nov. 1 accident."

Tommy Tuberville's Red Raiders recently began spring practice and are gearing up for their spring game on March 24. But it seems unlikely Tuberville is entirely focused on football right at this moment.

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Comments

Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 3:41 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Does anyone know what happen? Was she talking on a cell phone, putting on make up, or just running late and ran the light? Not that it matters what with the lost of life, but I see so many women muti-tasking while driving that it just scares me.



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:59 am
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Ahhhh thanks Jack, consider my confusion relieved! haha




Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:31 am
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

I was told by a police officer that an accident is something like, if you were driving behind a truck carrying barrels and one fell off and you ran into it, thats an accident. If you run into another car thats considered a collision. Either way its still to bad the man has died. I doubt if the mans family cares how its worded. I am sure there will consequences for Mrs Tuberville's wife. This will be hard on both families.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:33 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Well said, cubby201. Accidental is tripping over your own feet at cliffside or a meteorite crashing through your roof and into your junk. This other sounds like criminal negligence. 'Unintentional' is not the same thing as 'accidental'.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

jd1973, Perhaps we should solicit volunteers from among the victim's relations. Surely someone among them, confronted with the meat of your wit, would eagerly offer to similarly enrich yours. No doubt the 'entertainment' geniuses behind MMA would happily underwrite fully their insurer's exposure. I know I'd watch.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:21 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Wiseguy1991, is 'accident' spelled with one incoming cell phone call or two?



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:19 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

MikeJohn95, allow me to relieve your confusion. You are a nobody, much like the rest of us poor schlubs. Whereas Mrs. Coach Tuberville is respectable folks. Such fine people mustn't have their garments soiled by the blood thrown up from the corpses of the peasants crushed beneath their carriage horses' flashing hooves.



Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 6:56 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

this happened in the same state where Craig James killed 5 hookers while attending SMU, right?



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Has anyone ever read the definition of the word accident?

An accident in life has a different meaning than "an accident" in a motor vehicle.




Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

This is vehiclular manslaughter since the guy died. Mrs Tubberville broke the law (ran a red light) and now the victim died due to complications from the had and body injuries suffered in the accident. (although the stroy doesn't confirm this, it leads you to believe this is the case)

Looks like jail time and a suspended liscense


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