Laura Botkin: Opera Singer Killed in Second Fatal Traffic Accident for Houston's Art Scene This Week

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Laura Botkin: A promising voice is stilled.
Still reeling from the death of local artist Jeremy Choate, Houston's fine-arts scene was reeling again with word of a promising opera singer dead from a Lubbock car crash.

Laura Beth Botkin, 27, died late Sunday when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was hit by a truck driving the wrong way down a Lubbock street, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.

Two men in the vehicle with Botkin were seriously injured.

Botkin was a voice coach at HITS Theatre in the Heights and came out of Rice's prestigious Shepherd School of Music.

Her death comes the same week that Choate, a noted lighting artist, was killed in a hit-and-run; that suspect is still on the loose has been arrested.

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3 comments
MarkinTex
MarkinTex

What, no insensitive rant about Botkin not wearing a seatbelt (she wasn't) being reason to reserve anger for her? How come, since you obviously supported mccoy's trashing of Choate by cherry picking one of the few comments supporting him for your "Comment of the Day"?

asdf1234
asdf1234

I think that the above is incorrect, "Two men in the vehicle with Botkin were seriously injured."  Weren't there three people were involved in the accident - the driver of the black truck (critical condition), the driver of the Honda in which Laura was a passenger (serious condition), and Laura?  Who was the third person in the Honda?

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