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3 dead, 2 injured in two-vehicle collision on RM 1061

Three Calgary, Alberta residents were killed, another injured and an Amarillo man was also injured in a wreck on RM 1061 on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Minhas family)

UPDATE: 6:13 p.m.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials have confirmed that Upindarjit Minhas, 38, passed away after surgery at about 7:50 p.m. on Saturday. The 10-year-old child remains in critical but stable condition at this time.


ORIGINAL:

A collision between a minivan and an 18-wheeler has left two dead and two people in critical condition, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS officials say that on Saturday at about 6:50 p.m., a 2018 Honda minivan was traveling south on RM 1061, 23 miles northwest of Amarillo, and dove into the northbound lane of traffic. The minivan went directly into the path of a 2017 Peterbilt 18-wheeler, who was unable to perform an evasive maneuver, and the two crashed.

The driver of the Honda, Upindarjit Minhas, 38, of Calgary, Alberta, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital and is in critical condition. A 10-year-old passenger is also in critical condition and was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Two of the minivan's passenger were killed, Nirmal Kaur Minhas, 68, of Calgary, who was pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones, after not wearing a safety belt, and a six-year-old was pronounced dead after being transported to Northwest Texas Hospital.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Scott Garrett, 57, of Amarillo, was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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