SUV driver dies after crash with semi-truck

Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man is dead after a noon-time traffic accident.

60 year-old Walter Perkey was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on St. Francis when it began to drift into the oncoming lane.  The Ford stuck a Peterbilt semi.

Perkey was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit was called to the wreck.

Investigators say Perkey was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured and police say alcohol was not a factor.