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One person dead after collision on SE 34th

Thursday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the over pass in the 400 block of South East 34th Avenue on a major traffic collision.

 A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Evelyn Jasmine Rios, 18, of Amarillo, had been westbound in the 400 block of SE 34th. Rios lost control of her Jeep, slid into oncoming traffic and struck a 2011 Mazda tribute driven by a 17 year old male of Amarillo.

Rios died on scene of injuries received in the collision. The driver of the Mazda was taken to a local area hospital with what was initially believed to be life threatening injuries.

 Justice of the Peace Clay Houdashell has ordered an autopsy. Speed and black ice are contributing factors in this collision.

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

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