Man Injured in Accident at US 287 in Potter County, TX

August 21, 2021
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 287, Amarillo, Potter County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
US 287
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a second tractor-trailer that was in a crash and overturned blocking travel lanes

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a collision that injured a driver at US 287 in Potter County, TX on August 21st, 2021. Police say the incident happened around 9:15 p.m. A tractor-trailer operated by a 67-year-old Vista, CA man reportedly collided with a second tractor-trailer that was overturned and blocking travel lanes. That truck had been involved in a separate crash moments earlier. The Vista man suffered serious injuries. The other driver and passenger were not injured in either collision.

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