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      Woman hospitalized after early morning wreck

      At approximately 6:09 a.m. Amarillo Police Department officers responded to a wreck on Interstate 27 at the 26th Street exit.

      According to APD, a Chevy Impala driven by 18-year-old Jamikea Gormany had run out of gas and was being pushed off Interstate 27 onto the exit ramp. At that time a Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by 37-year-old Christopher Shawn Welch was exiting the Interstate and struck the stopped vehicle.

      APD said 37-year-old Helen Cardenas was caught between the two vehicles in the wreck. Cardenas was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

      The wreck is currently under investigation by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.