Saturday crash leaves Amarillo man dead

Early Saturday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a motor accident near NE 11th Avenue and N Spring Street.

A 2006 Ford F-150 driven by Hector Jose Gallegos, 48, of Amarillo, had been northbound on N Spring St. He lost control of his truck, crossed the southbound lanes, struck the curb, and then struck a wooden and wrought iron fence before coming to a stop in a front yard.

Gallegos was pronounced dead on the scene. Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn has ordered an autopsy.

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