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UPDATE: Highway 136 fatal accident

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New information involving a fatal car and semi truck wreck on highway 136 is now being released.

The DPS has confirmed Marie Contessa was traveling north bound on highway 136. The driver of the semi truck was going south.
     
Troopers report Contessa crossed the center divider line into the opposite lane of traffic and struck the semi head on.  

She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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UPDATE:  Officials on the scene confirm at least one person was killed in the crash on Highway 136.

There is no information available at this time on other injuries.

The crash happened just before 3:00 p.m. several miles south of Fritch, near Alibates Road.

The highway remains closed, but a long detour to has been made available for drivers getting to and from Borger.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
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Amarillo, TX - Emergency crews have shut down Highway 136 in both directions, following a major wreck involving a semi-truck and a passenger car.

The wreck happened several miles south of Fritch.

Information on injuries or fatalities is limited at this time.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

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