Dexter Chilton Killed in Accident at US 83 in Amarillo, TX

September 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Dexter Chilton
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

US 83, Amarillo, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
18-Wheeler, GMC Yukon
US 83
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

18-Wheeler collided with a GMC Yukon

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at US 83 in Amarillo, TX on September 14th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. According to investigators, a GMC Yukon headed northbound was allegedly attempting to pas a vehicle by moving into a southbound lane. As this occurred, sources indicate the Yukon approaching collided with a northbound 18-wheeler. An occupant of the GMC, identified as 86-year-old Dexter Chilton, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Additional information was not immediately available.

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