Early Saturday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to motor vehicle crash in the 3400 block of W I-40.
Officers were told that two vehicles had been racing on the interstate westbound. Both drivers lost control of their respective vehicles.
One of the vehicles, a red 2004 Chevy Truck driven a 19 year old male, lost control, spun out, left the highway, struck several tress, and caught fire. The driver was taken to a local area hospital with what was initially believed to be life threatening injuries.
The other car involved, a small red sedan, also lost control and left the highway. This participant of the race fled the scene before officers arrived.
Alcohol, no seat belt, and speed are all factors in this collision. The traffic investigation squad of the Amarillo Police Department is investigating this incident.