On June 22nd at 6:35 AM, APD officers were called to the area of Amarillo Boulevard West and North Travis Street on a male lying on the side of the road. Officers located a middle aged white male lying on the south side of the Boulevard in the grass median. The male was deceased and it appears that he had been struck by a vehicle. There are no suspects or leads at this point in the investigation.
APD has identified the victim of the hit and run accident this morning as Lewis Lee Helfenbein Jr, a 57 year old male of Amarillo. The accident is still under investigation. Judge Richard Herman has requested an autopsy that will be performed tomorrow. If anyone has any information on the vehicle involved in this accident you can call the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Follow Up Unit at 378-9402. Anonymous tips can be made through Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or online atwww.amapolice.org.