I-40 Accident Update

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - The name of the driver hospitalized in a weekend accident on I-40 that shut down the interstate for several hours has been released.

APD says thirty year-old Morris Penalber of Amarillo was involved in the accident early Sunday morning in the 11-thousand block of East I-40.

Reports show Penalber was driving a Dodge Neon West bound in the East bound lanes.

His car hit one semi then careened into another semi. Penalber remains in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Officers say alcohol was a factor, and the accident remains under investigation.