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Motorcycle crash leaves 1 person dead

Early Sunday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a motorcycle collision in the 3100 block of Plains Boulevard.

A 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Merrick Shawn Sherel II, 26, had been westbound on Plains. Sherel lost control of the motorcycle striking the curb.

Sherel was thrown from the bike and hit a telephone pole. He later died at a local area hospital.

Justice of the Peace Gary Jackson has ordered an autopsy.

Speed is a factor in this crash. Sherel was not wearing a helmet.

The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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