Amarillo, TX - An autopsy has been ordered for an area woman involved in a major car accident on I-40 Saturday evening.
The Amarillo Police Department tells us when they arrived on scene, they found a Chevy Suburban which had reportedly been struck and rolled down the over pass embankment at westbound I-40 and Bowie.
The driver of the Suburban, 78 year-old Mearlene Hooker, was transported to a local hospital
where she later died.
The victim had been driving westbound I-40 when she was hit by another vehicle.
The suspect, 18 year-old Edwin Ortiz, fled the scene, but officers were able to locate him. Witnesses told officers they had reportedly seen the suspect racing another vehicle before the crash.