A 16-year-old is dead following a crash 10 miles west of Panhandle on Saturday, March 10.
According to DPS Sgt. Cindy Barkley, around 6:50 p.m., a 16-year-old female was driving west on the US-60 service road around 10 miles west of Panhandle, and a 55-year-old woman was driving a pickup south on FM-2373.
Officials said the 16-year-old disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of US-60 and FM-2373 and traveled into the path of the pickup.
Sgt. Barkley told us the pickup was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the passenger side of the 16-year-old’s vehicle, causing it to roll over onto its top.
The 16-year-old-driver and the passenger, Sarah Tucker, 16, of Amarillo, were transported by Lifestar to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials said Tucker was pronounced dead at Northwest Texas Hospital early Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the crash.
We are told all occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.