Distracted Driving Takes Life

One man is dead after a single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.

At 5:11 pm The Amarillo Police Department was called to the accident at 34th and Soncy near Amarillo National Bank.

61-year-old Martin Kenneth Smith lost control of his Range Rover and hit two trees.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital from injuries sustained during the wreck.

Police say Smith was looking at an iPad while driving and that speed was also a factor.

The Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department continues to work on this incident.

APD would like to remind everyone that there are laws in place that prohibit reading, writing, and sending electronic messages while driving. These laws are in place to protect you as well as other drivers on our roadways.