Man sustains life-threatening injuries in overnight Amarillo crash

Man sustains life-threatening injuries in overnight Amarillo crash

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle accident early Friday morning in Amarillo.

Around 12:33 a.m., Amarillo police were called to the I-40 and I-27 interchange on a report of a wreck.

A truck was driving east on I-40 when the driver lost control and the truck hit the south retaining wall along the interstate.

The truck slid along the wall for several hundred feet.

The driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say speed, alcohol and lack of seatbelt usage are all factors in the crash.

APD’s Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.

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