Pickup Trucks Do Poorly in Crash TestsAmarillo officers working a traffic fatality witnessed a second accident, this one a hit and run.

The APD was working a fatal wreck near 9th and Pierce Saturday at around 2am directing traffic, when they witnessed a second accident.

The second involved a Dodge pickup which fled the scene.  Police broadcast a description of the truck and it was spotted by an officer near I-40 and Polk.  The officer followed the vehicle as it sped through streets.  Eventually the truck lost a front tire and had to stop in the parking lot at the 8200 block of Amarillo Boulevard.

The driver appeared to be intoxicated.  41-year-old William Marvin Kirk was booked into Potter County for driving while intoxicated, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.