Crash on I-40 sends several people to the hospital


Late Friday night, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of I-40 west on a traffic accident involving two motorcycles. 

A 2006 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by a 29-year-old male with a 44-year-old female passenger, was traveling westbound on I-40. A 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by 39-year-old Seth Dees with a 42-year-old female passenger, was traveling westbound with the first motorcycle. 

The front end of the motorcycle driven by Dees contacted the rear end of the other motorcycle causing both motorcycles to crash. A 2018 Chevrolet truck, driven by a 42-year-old male, could not stop before running over Dees and his 42-year-old female passenger. 

Dees died at the scene due to injuries received from the accident. The 42-year-old female passenger of Dees motorcycle was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The male driver and female passenger of the 2006 Harley Davidson were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

This accident is being investigated by the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit.

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