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Saturday evening crash leaves Amarillo man dead


Saturday evening, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a crash at the flooded underpass at southeast 3rd Avenue and Grant Street.

Anthony Wayne Norton, 53, of Amarillo, had been westbound on southeast 3rd Avenue at Arthur Street. He was driving a 2008 Can Am Spyder.

Norton disregarded traffic barrels and a large road closed sign. He struck a crossing arm that is used to restrict traffic from entering the underpass when it is flooded.

Investigators confirmed that Norton died at the scene as a result of injuries received from the collision. Justice of the Peace Robert Taylor has ordered an autopsy.

Norton was not wearing a helmet. Speed is a factor in this crash. Alcohol is a possible factor in this wreck.

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

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