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Amarillo teen killed in wreck near Clarendon, two others injured


A 14-year-old Amarillo driver is dead after a wreck southeast of Clarendon on on US 287.

Texas DPS investigators said the teen was driving a 2006 Chevy Z-71 truck. The truck left the road, traveled into the center median, across a cross over, and entered the northwest inside lane of US 287.

The driver over-corrected, causing the truck to roll over. After becoming airborne, the truck crashed into a large tree and came to rest in the center median.

Investigators said the 14 year old driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Two passengers were taken to an Amarillo hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Speed was factor in the crash. This crash remain under investigation by the DPS.

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