Amarillo man dead after early morning motorcycle accident

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —  An early morning motorcycle accident in Amarillo left one man dead, according to the Amarillo Police Department 

APD said on August 9, at 2:21 a.m. an off-duty Amarillo Police Officer was driving south on Taylor St. leaving the Police Department when they saw a wrecked motorcycle, but no driver, after driving through the 1300 block of S. Taylor.

According to APD, The officer then checked the area and found Richard Dane Barnett, a 50-year-old male, laying on the ground a short distance from the motorcycle. 

According to police, Barnett appeared to have major injuries, so the officer called for an ambulance and began life-saving measures, but Barnett died at the scene due to the injuries received from the wreck.

The accident remains under investigation by the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit.

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