Man receives life-threatening injuries after driving truck off bridge


ednesday night at approximately 8:53 p.m. Amarillo Police Department officers responded to a one car crash on Hillside and Canyon Drive.

When officers arrived they found a Chevy Silverado on the concrete embankment on Hillside Road below the overpass. According to police, the vehicle left the service road, vaulted off the overpass and struck the concrete.

31-year-old Rolando Vasquez was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

APD said that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, and that Vasquez was not wearing a seat belt.

APD's Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.