Update: August 27, 7:30 p.m.
According to a message from the Amarillo Police Department, officials have identified the driver involved in the fatal crash at I-40 and Georgia as Casey Curtis Howard, a 20-year-old man.
Officials stated that Howard was arrested for Accident Involving Injury/Death and booked into the Potter County Detention Center.
Officials also stated that the victim’s identity is not being released at this time due to detectives not being able to locate the next of kin for notification.
The investigation is ongoing.
Update (12:07 p.m.)
The Amarillo Police Department announced that all lanes at I-40 and Georgia Street have reopened. However, the investigation into the fatal crash that closed the roads on Friday morning is ongoing.
Update (11:54 a.m.)
Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released more information on the fatal incident at Georgia and I-40 Friday morning.
According to Amarillo Police, officials were called to the intersection of Georgia and I-40 on a crash involving a pedestrian. A man was on a median at the intersection when a black truck traveling westbound on the access road left the roadway and struck him.
Police said the man died at the scene. According to the release, the driver of the truck left the scene and was stopped by police at the intersection of I-40 and Western.
Officials said the investigation into the incident continues to be ongoing. The intersection at I-40 and Georgia continues to be closed.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to MyHighPlains.com staff on the scene, emergency crews responded to a fatal incident on the westbound I-40 and Georgia frontage road on Friday that has resulted in traffic delays.
Firefighters, police, and paramedics were on the scene, according to staff. Police blocked the intersection and overpass in the area: North and southbound traffic on Georgia has been redirected to the frontage roads, and drivers eastbound on Georgia have been directed to make u-turns or proceed south.
The Amarillo Police Department also sent out a traffic advisory, stating that traffic was being impacted in all directions.
Drivers should consider alternate routes through the area or otherwise expect delays and detours, as well as remain cautious of first responders on or near the roadway.
This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.
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