Fatal One Vehicle Wreck in Amarillo

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 07/31 2013 04:12PM

Updated 07/31 2013 05:25PM

AMARILLO -- At 10:45 this morning, Amarillo Police were called out to a one vehicle accident in the 6000 block of SE 3rd Avenue. 

Jerry Lee Ross, 73, of Claude was driving his truck westbound on SE 3rd when the vehicle veered off to the north side of the roadway. Ross appeared to have overcorrected, and the vehicle continued across the eastbound lane and through a barbed wire fence on the south side of the road and into a field before rolling. 

Ross was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and an autopsy has been ordered by the Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn. 

There were no passengers in the vehicle. Police don't know what caused the accident but there is no indication of excessive speed or alcohol as contributing factors. 

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