Saturday, June 10, 2017

3-Killed In Amarillo I-40 Saturday Morning Crash


Three people are dead after an accident on I-40 this morning.

Amarillo Police officers were dispatched to a collision in the eastbound lanes of I-40, just east of Whitaker Road.

A pickup was traveling east, towing a flatbed trailer loaded with sand and construction material. The trailer came loose from the pickup and veered across to the outside lane into lanes that were under construction.

The trailer hit the rear of a paving machine involved in the construction and five J. Lee Milligan employees that were on or around the heavy machinery. The trailer continued off the road and turned up on one side, causing the sand load to hit a construction crew pickup that was parked off the roadway beside the machinery.

The driver of the pickup that had been towing the trailer came back to the collision and has been interviewed by Traffic Investigations.

Three men were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Two others were transported to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries and one with non-life threatening injuries. APD Traffic Investigations is still on the scene at this time.

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