Update (2:19 p.m.)
Officials with the Amarillo Police Department released that the driver of the motorcycle involved in an early Saturday wreck has died.
According to a news release from the department, the driver, identified as 29-year-old Travis Duvall Mitchell, died at a local hospital from injuries received in the crash.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Police Department released information on an ongoing investigation following an early Saturday wreck at southwest 34th and Western Street which officials said left one motorcyclist with “life-threatening” injuries.
According to the department, officers were called to the area of southwest 34th and Western Street at around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday after a crash involving a motorcyclist and a “fixed object.” A 29-year-old man was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Western at 34th, said police, when he failed to stay in a single lane and struck the center concrete median.
“The driver was not wearing a helmet and sustained life-threatening injuries,” said officials in a release about the accident, “Speed and alcohol are factors in this crash.”
Officials noted that the accident is under investigation by the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit.
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