According to the Department of Public Safety, 56-year-old Ortensia Perez was driving down Highway 114 Monday morning when she hit a patch of ice. Her car drove off the road and flipped on its top killing Perez.
"Those involved were belted in, trooper drove up on scene shortly after the accident, to help get the passenger out," said DPS Sgt. Bryan Witt.
That passenger was Perez's daughter 26-year-old Juana Perez. She was transported to UMC and is expected to be o.k.
"There can be some black ice on the highway that you might not see," said Witt. "Just slow down to get where you're going and make sure you wear your seat belt."
Another major accident happened around 1a.m. A Tahoe hit a patch of ice and nearly drove off an overpass, dangling over the edge by its front wheels. Those involved are expected to be ok.
"Slow down and take some extra time when there during these kinds of conditions," said Witt.
The city of Lubbock began treating their roads early Monday morning.
"At about 12:30 they started calling in crews, and by 3:30 this morning we had six trucks out on the streets taking care of our roads," said Jeff McKito with the city.
Although the sun melted most of the snow and ice away, McKito warns those roadways could refreeze.
"We'll have someone who will monitor the road conditions, if the roads look like they will be in bad shape, like they will be icy, we will again send out crews," said McKito.
Witt urges everyone to take their time while driving on these messy roads.
"Before you leave in the morning, take the time to make sure your vehicle got thawed out, get all your windshields clear, give yourself a little bit of extra time to get where you're going, don't try to make up time on the highway," said Witt.
Call TxDot: (806) 763-8137 or the City of Lubbock: (806) 775-2606 if you see a road that needs cleared.