Amarillo TX (December 12, 2019) Amarillo police continue to investigate a fatal accident on I-40 east near South Lakeside Drive that left one woman dead and the driver arrested. Authorities arrested 38-year-old Ricardo Alfonzo Sanchez, for suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter.
The accident happened Tuesday night around 8PM when the driver flipped the vehicle trying to get back on the highway. His passenger, 31-year-old Ashley Renee Hernandez, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Contributing factors to the accident were the use of marijuana and excessive speed. Police believe not using a seatbelt contributed to the passenger’s death.