UPDATE: Name released for fiery crash near Armadillo Grill in Bowie

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UPDATE August 30, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

According to DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing, the accident happened around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at Hwy 287 and FM 174 overpass. The dry paved road was clear.

Vehicle 1 was traveling north on Hwy 287, for unknown reason the driver left the roadway, entered the center median, striking a concrete bridge structure. Vehicle 1 became engulfed by the fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by local Justice of the Peace.

The driver who was pronounced dead on scene was identified as Tony Ray Clemm, 66, from Amarillo.

The crash remains under investigation.


UPDATE August 29, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

According to DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing, the accident happened around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at FM 174 overpass.

Authorities said the vehicle was driven into a concrete bridge structure and caught fire.

There was a single male occupant who was pronounced dead on the scene.


BOWIE (KFDX/KJTL) — On Wednesday, a wreck was witnessed by Kathy Wright Hammack.

On Facebook, Hammack said the driver seemed to be driving a small SUV, and hit a column on the overpass by Armadillo Grill, headed North on 287.

Another witness said the car went by him at a very high rate of speed.

Hammack said the car was immediately engulfed in flames. According to the witnesses, bullets started exploding and the impact split the car right in two.

Another witness said the driver appeared to be deceased.

There’s no word from officials if the bridge will need to be repaired.

Witnesses say it didn’t look as if the driver ever hit his brakes.

Continue to stick with Texomashomepage as we gather more information on this story.

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