Man arrested for intoxicated manslaughter from January fatal wreck

An Amarillo man was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of Intoxicated Manslaughter stemming from a wreck that killed a 21-year-old Canyon man in January.

Christopher Eastday was indicted on the charge by a Potter County Grand before being arrested, police said.

On January 19, 2012, police said 21-year-old Kendrick Ray Powell was killed after a four-car pileup on Interstate 40 near the US 287 split.

A 2002 Ford Mustang, which was traveling eastbound at around 9:30 p.m., crossed the center median into the westbound lanes, police said. The car was driven by


30-year-old Christopher Easterday of Amarillo.

Police said speed and alcohol were believed to be factors in the wreck.

According to police, the median vaulted Easterday into the oncoming traffic. The Mustang struck a 2004 Nissan Frontier driven by Powell, police said.

The Mustang, officials said, then struck a 2000 Ford Ranger driven by 48-year-old Gustavo Ohara of Canyon.

The Ford Ranger was struck by a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by William Dillehay, 48, of Amarillo, police said.

Easterday was transported to a local hospital with li


e threatening injuries. Ohara and Dillehay were not injured, police added.