AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — UPDATE: On Friday, Dec. 24, Amarillo Police released another update on the fatal accident at 500 W St. Francis that has now resulted in five deaths.
The additional victim was identified as Andrea Aguirre, 23, who was initially taken to the hospital but later died. The other victims were identified as Angelica Colin, 46, Raul Colin, 88, Teresa Colin, 85, and Raul Perez Colin, 35. All of them were pronounced dead at the scene.
All fatal victims were occupants of the Nissan Altima that was traveling westbound on St. Francis. The driver of the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet 2500 pickup that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, remains hospitalized, APD said.
The case is still being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Unit.
UPDATE: The Amarillo Police Department gave an update on the fatal accident on Loop 335 that left 4 dead on Dec. 22.
According to APD, at 7:39 p.m. officers were dispatched on a major accident on the 500 block of W. St. Francis where a Nissan Altima, carrying 5 individuals, was traveling west bound on St. Francis. The Nissan was hit head-on by a Chevrolet 2500 pickup, which was traveling east bound in the west bound lanes, APD detailed.
APD added that 4 of the individuals in the Nissan were pronounced dead at the scene, while a white female, 23, and the driver of the suspect car were taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Justice of the Peace Robert Taylor responded to the scene and ordered autopsies for the victims, and next of kin have been notified, APD stated.
The case continues to be under investigation by the Amarillo Police Traffic Investigation Unit.
Original story: Amarillo Police said four people are dead after a major accident on Loop 335 between Broadway and Dumas highway.
According to APD, at around 7:35 p.m. they received a call about a single driver’s car that was traveling on the wrong side of the road in the westbound lane. That car struck another one that was carrying five people. Four of them were confirmed dead.
The single driver and the other passenger were taken to the hospital, APD said.
Authorities said it is possible that alcohol was involved in the crash, however, the investigation is still ongoing.
APD said the westbound lane has been closed down and asked drivers to please avoid the area.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more details are made available.