Clint Diaz, Facebook Photo
Eric Harrison, Facebook Photo
Amanda Starz, Facebook Photo, Clint Diaz Pictured
Andrew Duncan, Facebook Photo
Julian Arredondo, Facebook Photo
Timothy Johnson, Facebook Photo
UPDATE 10:10 P.M. -- "Texas" performances canceled Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The cast and crew want to go on with the show the final three nights of the season, because that's what the victim's would've wanted.
"Texas" executive director Kris Miller says cast and crew are devastated. He says they were like a family.
DPS troopers say alcohol may have been a factor. DPS spokesman Trooper Chris Ray says their investigation centers on the occupants of the "Texas" car. They had just left a cast party at a ranch north of Dumas Monday night.
The car, driven by Amarillo native Clinton Diaz, was turning onto highway 287 from FM 119 when it was struck by a semi-truck travelling southbound.
An autopsy and toxicology screening will be performed on Diaz's body Wednesday in Lubbock.
UPDATE 3:46 P.M. -- DPS has released the names of those involved in the early morning wreck.
The five people that died are: Andrew Duncan, Clinton Diaz, Amanda Starz, Julian Arredondo, and Eric Harrison. The one survivor from the Ford Taurus is Timothy Johnson.
The truck tractor semi trailer was driven by Theron Arthur Mcsay.
AMARILLO -- Six cast members of the TEXAS Musical Drama were in a wreck this morning. Five were killed and one is currently in the hospital.
At 11:26 p.m., a Ford Taurus was traveling west on FM 119 attempting to turn south onto US 287.
DPS reports the driver pulled out into the path of a southbound truck tractor semi trailer. The truck tractor semi trailer collided with the Ford Taurus resulting in five of the six passengers in the Taurus to be deceased.
A passenger in the Taurus was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo with critical injuries.
The driver of the semi also was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo with serious injuries.
According to Troopers on scene, alcohol may have been a factor and the crash remains under investigation.
Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Executive Director Kris Miller released this statement.
"The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundations is devastated, and our hearts go out to the families of these young loved members of our TEXAS Family. No Details Available at this Time and We Respectively Request Your Understanding at this Developing Situation."
Tonight's show has been canceled. We'll have more information about this wreck as it becomes available.
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