Potter Co. Crash Report: Wrong-way driver killed in crash with semi in Amarillo

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Crash Report – S Loop 335 E & SE 58th Ave, Amarillo, TX


Report ID: 2023 October 26

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: Ford Explorer

Traffic Unit 2: 18-wheeler

Occupants: At least 2

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes; the semi-truck caught fire.

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition (Dry, Wet, Snow, Mud, Dirt): Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Head-on

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


AMARILLO, TX – A 56-year-old man died  on Thursday evening after his vehicle collided head-on with an 18-wheeler in Amarillo.

The incident happened around 6:35 p.m. near the intersection of South Loop 335 East and Southeast 58th Avenue, which is just south of Route 66 Motor Speedway.

The investigation indicates that the victim’s SUV crossed the roadway and struck a semi-truck head-on, causing the semi to ignite.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Bernardo Rivera, died at the scene of the accident.

The truck driver was uninjured in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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