1 killed and 4 others injured in wrecks this weekend
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:11:40 GMT —
Amarillo Police were busy this holiday weekend working three major wrecks.
The first happened early Saturday morning around 2:20. That one occurred on top of the Ross-Mirror connector. Two people were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
Police say a Ford pickup was travelling northbound near the 100 block of North Mirror. The pickup drove into the southbound, lanes hitting a Ford Van head-on.
The driver of the pickup, Ezequiel Zuniga, 36 is in critical condition, with life threatening injuries. A 6-year-old passenger in the van, Santiago Seguvia was in critical condition. He was flown to Dallas Children's Hospital, police say he has now been released. The accident is under investigation.
The second wreck happened later that morning around eight at E. Amarillo Blvd. and N Hayes St.
A bicycle was travelling southbound on Hayes. The bicyclist Joe Macias, rode his bike through the intersection and drove in front of a 1998 Ford.
Macias, 39, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Police believe that he was intoxicated.
On Sunday, around 6:25 that evening officers were called to a serious wreck at E. Amarillo Blvd. and Beth St.
The driver of a Ford pickup was driving westbound on Amarillo Blvd. when he lost control and hit a Honda Accord that was stopped at Beth St.
The passenger of the Honda, 35-year-old Maria Spangler was killed. The 18-year-old driver of the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. On Tuesday, he was still in the hospital police say his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The driver of the Ford, 46-year-old Guy Matthew Conner was arrested and booked on charges of intoxicated manslaughter and a charge of intoxicated assault.
The case is under investigation by the Traffic Investigations Division of APD.
APD says they worked a total of 116 accidents from the 28th through the 31st. Officers also issued a total of 5 DUI's during the holiday weekend.