One dead after afternoon wreck on I-27


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — One person is dead after a wreck in south Amarillo.

It happened around 4:10 p.m. on I-27 between Georgia and 45th.

According to Amarillo Police, Rolando Martinez, 24, of Amarillo was driving on the inside lane of northbound I-27 when he rear-ended a Toyota Camry.

Amarillo Police said neither vehicle was able to exit the highway and stopped several feet forward in the same lane.

APD told us a truck was unable to avoid the stopped vehicles, hitting the Camry.

Martinez was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Camry was also transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said Martinez died as a result of injuries received in the collision.

The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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