19-year-old served alcohol at local businesses before fatal crash

According to officials, 19-year-old Adam Banbury is being held on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter, each count having a $100,000 bond. (Photo Courtesy: Potter County jail)

UPDATE: Officials are continuing their investigation into the accident that killed two people on Wednesday.

According to the Amarillo Police Department, new information has been discovered that the suspect, 19-year-old Adam Banbury had purchased alcohol from a local convenience store and was served alcohol at two different locations.

The Amarillo Police Department Traffic Follow Up Unit is questioning the businesses who served alcohol to Banbury to determine how the transactions occurred.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code 106.03 states that a person commits an offense if they sell an alcoholic beverage to a minor. The offense is punishable to a fine and confinement in jail.

UPDATE: According to officials, 19-year-old Adam Banbury is being held on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter, each count having a $100,000 bond.

His two counts of intoxicated assault each have a $50,000.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of 12 from Arizona that was involved in the crash to help with medical expenses. Click here to donate.

ORIGINAL: The Amarillo Police Department has released new information regarding a morning car crash that has left two people dead.

According to APD, officers were dispatched to the 10,8000 block of I-40 around 3:30 a.m. on a major traffic collision.

Officers found that the two cars involved were both traveling eastbound, just west of the Pullman Rd. overpass at the time of the collision.

A blue Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound behind a gold 2005 Chevrolet van in the middle lane. The pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed when the front of the pickup hit the rear of the van.

Officials said the impact caused the van to leave the roadway, rolling before it came to a stop on its side on the eastbound access road. The pickup continued eastbound briefly before it hit a guard rail on the overpass. The pickup then went down the embankment and came to rest on the access road.

Authorities said a family of 12 from Arizona were in the van.

A 50-year-old man and 11-year-old girl were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the van, a 41-year-old woman is said to have non life-threatening injuries. At least three other passengers in the van have life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 19-year-old Adam Banbury.

Banbury was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center on two counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony and can carry a 2-20 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

Intoxication assault is a third degree felony and can carry a 2-10 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

Officials said initial investigation indicates that speed and alcohol are factors in the collision.

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