Update: (Monday, 1 p.m.)

ARMSTRONG COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety released further information on a Sunday crash about 10 miles east of Claude that killed one person, 58-year-old Amil Suljic of Fort Worth.

Officials described that the crash involved a 2021 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer, driven by Suljic, and a 2013 Peterbilt truck tractor towing a semi-trailer.

Suljic’s semi-trailer was eastbound on Highway 287 and traveling behind the 2013 Peterbilt when the crash occurred, according to officials. When the 2013 Peterbilt was slowing down to turn right onto County Road 25, officials said that Suljic “failed to control his speed” and struck the 2013 Peterbilt, causing “significant damage.” Suljic’s semi-trailer came to rest on top of the trailer that the 2013 Peterbilt was towing, while the rest of the 2013 Peterbilt jack-knifed and came to a rest party in the south ditch.

While the driver of the 2013 Peterbilt was not injured, officials said that Suljic was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

DPS noted that the crash remains under investigation.

Original Story:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety released information regarding a crash that left one dead and involved two truck tractor semi-trailers near Goodnight.

According to DPS, the crash happened around 1 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 287 near County Road 25 on Sunday, Jan.1.

According to DPS, the preliminary investigation indicates a driver of one of the eastbound truck tractor semi-trailers rear-ended the other truck tractor semi-trailer as it was turning on County Road 25.

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

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