Update (2:47 p.m.)

Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released more information regarding Thursday’s morning fatal accident in the 3600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East.

According to a news release from police, officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East around 7:39 a.m. Thursday on a “traffic crash involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian.” Officers said that a brown truck was traveling westbound on the road and hit a pedestrian who was in the center turn lane.

The pedestrian, identified as 53-year-old Tyrone Anderson, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The release said the driver of the vehicle, who was not identified by police, was not injured.

Officials said the case continues to be investigated by the department’s traffic investigation unit.

Update (10:01 a.m.)

Officials with the Amarillo Police Department said that the area of the 3600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East at Grand Street is now clear after Thursday morning’s fatal wreck. They said that normal traffic can now resume.

Original Story:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department reported a fatal wreck in the 3600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East at Grand Street on Thursday morning.

The department asked the public to avoid the area as police work to clear the scene and investigate the area. Drivers should be aware of first responders on or near the roadways.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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