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1 killed after drunk driver slams into car

Billy Don Ware, 37, was booked into Potter County Jail for intoxicated manslaughter.


Saturday morning at approximately 12:37 a.m. Amarillo Police Department Officers were sent to a wreck at 9th and south Pierce.


According to APD, 37-year-old Billy Don Ware was traveling southbound on south Pierce when he struck a Chevy Cobalt traveling eastbound on 9th. 51-year-old Mary Nancy Encinias was driving the Cobalt at the time of the collision.


Encinias was transported to a local hospital where she later died from the injuries she received in the crash.


In a news release APD said speed and alcohol were a factor in the wreck. Ware was booked into Potter County Jail for intoxicated manslaughter.


APD Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.

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