Head On Crash Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries

A head-on collision has left one person with life-threatening injuries after a crash Friday night in north Amarillo.

The Amarillo Police Department said at 8:25 p.m., officers were called to the crash at Southeast 3rd Avenue and Ross Street where they located a  2021 Toyota Tundra and a 2017 Nissan Altima on the overpass. 

The Nissan Altima began to catch fire and the 32-year-old female driver, and sole occupant, of the vehicle, had to be removed by officers and bystanders. She was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

 The driver of the Toyota Tundra, a 40-year-old male, and three passengers, a 36-year-old female, a 9-year-old male, and a 4-year-old female, were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Witnesses told officers that the Tundra had been northbound and the Altima had been southbound on Ross Street when the Nissan left its lane and drove head-on into the Tundra. 

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash and the incident remains under investigation by the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Unit.

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