Amarillo man dies in collision near Pampa

Amarillo man dies in collision near Pampa
(Source: KFDA)

ROBERTS COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - An Amarillo man has died after a collision near Pampa on Tuesday.

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Around 4:00 p.m., DPS officials say 22-year-old Cesar Martinez of Amarillo was driving southbound on SH 70 when he dropped his cell phone. The passenger, identified as 26-year-old Javier Reyna of Canyon, bent down to pick up the phone, but DPS officials say Martinez may have been paying attention to Reyna and not the roadway.

The car veered into the northbound lane, sideswiping another car.

Martinez was pronounced dead on the scene, and Reyna was treated and released from Pampa Regional Medical Center.

DPS Texas Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.

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