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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
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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: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Yeah, Obama.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:28 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

I'm sure Mrs. Tubberville didn't intend on killing the man however, there is still a punishment for running a red light which results in a man's death!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

87 is way too young. Gone in the prime of his life, and the family will have to cosole themselves with all of the insurance money.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Has anyone ever read the definition of the word accident?



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

I got a $130 ticket for parking 9 ft from a stop sign; this person runs a red light and kills someone and gets nothing. im confused



Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Well, since this occurred in Lubbock, she will probably get off the hook with no consequences. We've already seen how things went with the spoiled James boy there. No justice to be found.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

Let this be a warning to everyone who runs red lights...  



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Man in accident with Tommy Tuberville's wife dies

I really hope that being married to a public figure doesn't help her get away with this without some kind of penalty.  I hope she will get treated as any other American who ran a red light and wound up killing some innocent person due to running that red light.  My condolences go out to the Purdy family.


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