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One dead after wreck on Western St.

AMARILLO - One driver is dead and another injured after a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Western St. and Hester Rd.

Lane Eric Thomas, 19, was traveling southbound just before noon on a motorcycle down Western St. when he collided with a 2001 Buick.

The Amarillo Police Department says Margie Blades, 78, was attempting to make a left turn off of Western St. onto Hester Rd. and failed to yield to the oncoming motorcyclist. Thomas made impact with the passenger side of Blades' car and later died from injuries sustained in the collision. Blades was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. 

Traffic was delayed and eventually closed off entirely in the area for several hours while it was being investigated. The Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department is investigating the collision. 

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