One person dead after crash in north Amarillo


Saturday evening, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to major vehicle crash at River Road and St. Francis Avenue.

A 39-year-old male of Amarillo had been North bound on River Rd driving a Mercury Grand Marquis. A Chevrolet Silverado was west bound on St. Francis. The driver of the Grand Marquis disregarded a flashing red signal causing the Silverado pickup to strike the passenger side of the Mercury Grand Marquis.

The vehicles spun in a clockwise direction causing the left back quarter of the Mercury to strike the front left of a Dodge Ram that was stopped at the light facing south bound on River Rd.

Larry Gress, a 78-year-old passenger in the Mercury, was transported to NWTH where he died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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

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