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Amarillo Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident in Amarillo that left one person dead.

On April 9th, Amarillo Police were dispatched to a crash in the 3300 block of South Soncy Road. A 2006 Range Rover was on its side against a tree when officers arrived. Martin Smith, the 61-year-old male driver, had been southbound on Soncy in the right lane before losing control of the vehicle. The Range Rover struck a curb, rolled on its side, then struck two trees.

Smith was transported to an Amarillo hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. Speed and distraction are believed to be factors in this collision.

This incident is being investigated by the APD Traffic Investigation Squad.

Photo by APD

Photo by APD

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