APD investigates late night wreck

APD investigates the scene of a vehicle v. motorcycle wreck on Interstate 40 Sunday night.

Westbound traffic on Interstate 40 was diverted Sunday night due to a major vehicle versus motorcycle wreck.

According to the Amarillo Police Department, three people were taken to local hospitals in the incident.

APD said a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle and another vehicle were traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near Georgia at high rates of speed when the wreck occurred. The motorcycle was carrying two people, the driver was transported with what APD believes are non-life threatening injuries. However, the passenger was not wearing a helmet and was transported with life threatening injuries.

According to APD a female passenger in other vehicle involved was also transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the driver of that vehicle was speaking with investigators when Pronews 7 arrived at the scene.

APD said speed and alcohol were factors in the incident and witnesses at the scene told investigators that the vehicle and motorcycle were driving "crazy" before the wreck occurred.

At this time traffic is being diverted at the Crockett Street exit as APD investigates the incident. We will update with new information as it is released.