Teenager dead after rollover incident in north Amarillo

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - An 18-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash Wednesday evening.

Amarillo police said they were called to Mirror-Echo and Knight Street on Amarillo's north side just after 8:34 p.m.

They discovered a 1985 Chevy pickup driven by Fernando Guadalupe Garcia, 18, of Amarillo.

Police said Garcia lost control of his truck as the road was starting to curve. He left the roadway, rolling the vehicle.

Garcia died on scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The wreck left him partially trapped in the vehicle.

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The APD said he was texting and driving as well as speeding when the incident occurred.

They said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The intersection was shut down to create a landing zone for LIFESTAR, which was called to the scene.

However, it ended up leaving without a patient. 

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