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Amarillo–Dumas Drive Crash Victim Identified

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:20 pm    

The Amarillo Police Department has released the name of the victim in a car accident on Dumas Drive, Tuesday.

The fatality was identified as Kenneth Richard Evenson. He is a 67-year-old resident of Amarillo.

At around 6:17 a.m., local troopers were dispatched to a major collision on Willow Creek Avenue near North Dumas Highway. A 1993 Jeep Wrangler was heading west on Willow Creek when it collided with a 2007 International tractor pulling a box trailer. Authorities said that the Jeep apparently failed to yield at a red light which prompted a collision.

Kenneth Richard Evenson died as the result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

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

No other details are confirmed at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We strongly believe that the Amarillo Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you are injured by a reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver and possibly. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.


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