Jack Poole, Yojaner Garcia Lazo, Reinier Perez Garcia Killed in Accident at US 287 in Hardeman County, TX

March 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jack Poole, Yojaner Garcia Lazo, Reinier Perez Garcia
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 287, Amarillo, Hardeman County, TX, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Pickup Truck
US 287
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck collided with a pickup truck

What Happened

A two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck led to three deaths at US 287 in Hardeman County, TX on March 12th, 2023. Police say it happened around 3:18 a.m. According to investigators, a semi-truck was headed southbound on US 287 at the time. Meanwhile, a pickup was in a center median crossover hoping to make a left turn to go southbound on US 287. Police believe the pickup failed to yield and turned into the of the semi-truck causing the pickup truck to be struck on its passenger side. The semi-truck ended up in a ditch before catching fire while the picky truck came to rest in a center median. The driver and passenger in the semi-truck were not able to escape the vehicle after the fire and suffered fatal injuries. They were identified as 32-year-old Yojaner Garcia Lazo and 33-year-old Reinier Perez Garcia. The pickup truck driver, identified as 23-year-old Jack Martin Poole was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. Right now, there are no additional details to share.

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