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Potter County- Teenage Amarillo Resident Died Following a Crash on Soncy Road

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 12:30 pm    

A 17-year-old teenager died after getting involved in a two-vehicle collision on Soncy Road, also known as State Loop 335, Monday morning.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the incident happened just before 8:00 a.m. near Southwest 9th Avenue. According to the release, a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS was waiting for its go signal when it collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 towing a Passport Haulmark trailer that was heading south. Both vehicles came to rest on the northbound lanes of the road.

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified only as a 17-year-old Amarillo resident, was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene. Fortunately, the driver and a passenger in the truck did not suffer from any injury.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Chevrolet was not able to yield the right of way to the Dodge, prompting a crash. The investigation continues.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

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