2nd person dies from injuries received in Wednesday evening crash in Amarillo

A man allegedly pulled a knife on medics in an ambulance.
A man allegedly pulled a knife on medics in an ambulance.(Source: WSAZ/Gray News)
Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 at 2:37 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A second person has died from injuries received in a crash on Wednesday evening in Amarillo.

This afternoon, the Amarillo Police Department reported 44-year-old Lekisha Nicole Washington died from her injuries.

The Amarillo Police Department said about 9:49 p.m., officers were called out to the intersection on Northwest 24th Avenue and North Jefferson Street on a two-vehicle wreck.

Police discovered that 32-year-old Margaret Marion Finch was driving eastbound on 24th in a 2005 Nissan Altima.

About that time, 36-year-old Ykevia Dashawn Johnson, driving a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer, was traveling westbound on 24th and was turning south onto Jefferson.

While turning, police say the Mercury did not yield the right of way, which caused the Nissan to hit the Mercury.

Finch and two passengers, Lekisha Washington and a 1-year-old baby, were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Finch later died of injuries received from the crash. Washington has now also died from injuries received in the crash.

Johnson was not injured and alcohol is a factor in the wreck.

After Johnson was medically cleared from a hospital, she was booked into the Potter County jail on charges of intoxicated manslaughter, intoxicated assault and injury to a child.

APD’s Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the crash.

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