One person dies after crash on East Amarillo Blvd


Early Tuesday afternoon, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a major collision involving 3 vehicles.

Upon their arrival, officers discovered a 2013 Peterbilt Tractor pulling a 1998 Tempte grain hauler trailer was westbound on East Amarillo Blvd turning south onto Ridgemere St. It had turned in front of a 2006 Lincoln 4 door driven by 53 year old Freddy Buckingham of Amarillo. Buckingham was eastbound on East Amarillo Blvd.

Buckingham struck the rear of the trailer, lost control, and spun into westbound traffic. He then struck a westbound 2018 Chevy Camaro driven by a 49 year old woman from Amarillo.

Buckingham was taken to a local area hospital where he later died of his injuries. The driver of the Camaro was taken to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi was uninjured.

Speed is a possible factor in this crash. Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones has ordered an autopsy.

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

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