A significant accident occurred on Monday, June 19, at 11:28 am, creating chaos on I-40 Westbound in the interchange. The Amarillo Police Department received a report from an officer who witnessed the incident. A third party had set up traffic cones, closing down lanes and causing traffic to slow down. Unfortunately, a large oxygen truck failed to stop in time and collided with the back of a car, which then crashed into an SUV.

Tragically, one individual sustained life-threatening injuries and has been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. As a result of the collision, all three vehicles involved sustained extensive damage and are in the process of being towed away.

The Amarillo Police Traffic Investigation Unit is currently at the scene, diligently working to assess the situation and gather evidence. To ensure the safety of all motorists and facilitate the investigation, it is imperative for drivers to avoid the affected area. Specifically, the interchange on I-40 Westbound, spanning from Ross to Washington, and the routes leading from downtown or I-27 are to be avoided.

Traffic in the vicinity is being redirected by law enforcement officers as they work to clear the accident scene. It is expected that normal traffic flow will resume once the necessary procedures have been completed, but no specific timeline has been provided at this point.

The Amarillo Police Department urges the public to stay updated through their official channels for further information on when the interchange on I-40 Westbound will be reopened to regular traffic. In the meantime, motorists are advised to plan alternate routes and exercise caution when traveling in the area to ensure everyone's safety.

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