Motorcycle Crash Claims Life

One man has died after an early Sunday morning motorcycle crash.

The Amarillo Police Department says that at 2:21 a.m., an off-duty officer was driving south on Taylor Street leaving the Police Department when he saw a wrecked motorcycle.

The officer checked the area for the driver and found 50-year-old Richard Dane Barnett laying on the ground a short distance away. Barnett suffered major injuries in the wreck.

The officer called an ambulance and rendered first-aid, but to no avail, Barnett died at the scene from his injuries.

An autopsy has been ordered and the crash is being handled by the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit.

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