Teen Dies in I-27 Accident

An Amarillo man is dead after he lost control speeding down I-27 this morning.

The Department of Public Safety says 19-year-old Byron Chew was traveling south on I-27 about five miles past Canyon.

Troopers believe Chew lost control in the rainy conditions and slid into the median.

Chew's Ford Mustang slammed into the middle pillar and finally came to a stop in the northbound lane.

Chew was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt.