Canyon man dies in wreck on I-40

Amarillo, TX -- A Canyon man is dead following a four-vehicle accident on I-40 east last night.

Amarillo police say 21-year-old Kendrick Ray Powell died at the scene.

They say 30-year- old Christopher Easterday was driving eastbound on I-40 around 9:00 Thursday evening, when his vehicle crossed the center median into the west bound lanes.

He struck Powell and another vehicle, which struck a fourth vehicle.

Easterday was transported to a local hospital with life- threatening injuries, but his condition has reportedly improved.

Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident.

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