Amarillo man killed in forklift wreck


arly Monday morning Amarillo Police Department officers responded to a collision involving a vehicle and forklift in the 4600 block of Bushland Boulevard.

According to APD, officers found a 2004 Nissan Forklift was loading roofing materials off a tractor trailer when it struck a Ford F-350.

The forklift driver, 50-year-old Walter Orville Faux was driving northbound when the forks struck the pickup driven by 19-year-old Johnny Villegas. Faux was injured after the forklift fell over and was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

APD said that an autopsy has been ordered for Faux.

APD's Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.