Family, friends rally around Colorado City veterinarian severely injured in accident


ABILENE, Texas - Colorado City veterinarian Justin Goebel is fighting for his life after a head-on crash on an icy bridge near Sweetwater.

According to the Sweetwater Fire Department, Goebel's ruck was involved in a collision on Hwy 70 just south of Sweetwater.

"Just broke my heart. God's got a plan for this. I see his family coming together. We stood around and prayed and I see God working through this," family friend Vickie Jones told KTXS.

Goebel was flown to University Medical Center in Lubbock, where he is currently in critical condition.


"They're hardworking people...they're godly people," Jones said. Jones has known Goebel for about 12 years. She says he's tough, physically and mentally. "He's got a long road ahead of him. But I feel that he's in good hands in Lubbock," said Jones.

She said the community's prayers are with Goebel's wife and their 10-month-old son.

The other driver, who's from New Mexico, is at the same hospital, also in critical condition

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