Police investigating death at city landfill

Police investigating death at city landfill

UPDATE: Three drivers and three trucks from Waste Wranglers were unloading at the landfill.  

One of the drivers was out of the tractor trailer type vehicle, and had assisted another truck that was stuck while unloading.  

After the truck was freed, the driver backed up. That driver believed that the assisting driver was up in a truck, but he was still behind the vehicle.  

His trailer struck Michael Shawn Lightfoot WM 53, of Amarillo.  

Lightfoot was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and an autopsy has been ordered.  

APD Traffic Investigations is at the scene.  

The driver involved has been interviewed and released.        


Amarillo, TX - Police are investigating a death at the city of Amarillo landfill. 

The call came in around 3:00 regarding an accident at the landfill requesting an ambulance. 

An individual has died as a result of the accident, however next of kin has not been notified, and no further details are available. 

Police have confirmed the individual was not a city worker. 

The investigation is ongoing and police say more details will be released as they become available.