Crash near Westgate Mall leaves 1 person with life threatening injuries

Sunday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to Westgate Parkway and Soncy Road on a vehicle accident.

A 2018 Toyota Highlander, driven by a 68 year old male of Charlestown, MIssissippi, was eastbound on Westgate Pkwy. A 2006 Peterbuilt Semi pulling an empty cattle hauler trailer, driven by a 30 year old male of Plainview, Texas, was southbound on Soncy Rd.

Investigators said the Toyota disregarded a flashing red light and pulled out in front of the semi. The driver of the Toyota and his 91 year old male passenger were both taken to a local area hospital.

The passenger of the Toyota is believed to have life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi and his passenger were uninjured.

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