DPS release more information on deadly wreck in northwest Amarillo

VIDEO: 1 killed in Monday morning wreck in northwest Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has released more information about the deadly wreck that happened in northwest Amarillo Monday morning.

Around 7:45 a.m., DPS officials say 17-year-old John Morrison was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and had stopped at a stop sign facing east on Southwest 9th Avenue.

At the same time, 34-year-old Gerald Stevens of Leadville, Colorado was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram towing a trailer southbound on South Loop 335.

DPS officials say Morrison failed to yield right of way to Stevens and pulled out in front of the Dodge Ram.

The pickup then collided into the drivers’ side of the Camaro.

Both vehicles then came to a rest on the northbound side of South Loop 335.

Morrison was pronounced dead on the scene.

Stevens and the passenger in his car, 60-year-old Jeffrey Chavis of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, were not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

A major wreck is causing traffic delays on Monday morning in the area of South Soncy Road and Southwest 9th Avenue. Image Source: KFDA
A major wreck is causing traffic delays on Monday morning in the area of South Soncy Road and Southwest 9th Avenue. Image Source: KFDA

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