AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — UPDATE: Amarillo Police has released an update on a major accident that happened at 58th and Western on Friday, Dec. 24.
APD said in a press release that upon arrival, officers found a Nissan Altima and an SSR Motorsports motorcycle had collided in the intersection. The release detailed that while the motorcycle was southbound on Western, the Altima was traveling northbound on Western before turning westbound onto SW 58th.
APD said the motorcycle driver, Taymarion Johnson, 20, was taken to the hospital on Friday night with life-threatening injuries, while the Altima driver was not injured.
On Saturday, Dec. 25, Johnson died due to his injuries, APD said. His next of kin was notified, and the case is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Unit.
Original story: The Amarillo Police Department said on Friday, Dec. 24, crews responded to a major accident in the area of SW 58th and S Western.
APD said it received a call at 5:15 p.m. about a motorcycle vs. car accident. The motorcycle was traveling southbound on Western, while the car was northbound turning westbound.
According to authorities, the motorcycle rider is currently at Northwest hospital in critical condition. No injuries were reported in the other vehicle involved.
APD said the area has been cleared and drivers can resume normal traffic.
This is a developing story and we will update it as more details are made available.