Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday, rain stays with us, but should taper off by Sunday, the drier of the two days.
AMARILLO (September 28, 2013)—Michael Blaine Kirk, 22, of Hereford, was in custody Saturday, charged with three counts of accident causing injury or death after a collision in the Panhandle that left three people dead.
Kirk, who’s held in the Potter County Jail Amarillo, was driving a flatbed truck that struck a Lincoln passenger car Friday afternoon, forcing the car, which was traveling in the same direction as the truck, off the road, police said.
The car struck a utility pole.
Three passengers in the Lincoln died.
They were identified as Vonnie Washburn, 87, Charles Washburn, Jr. 91, and Cheryl Dacus, 56, all of Borger.
The 58-year-old driver of the Lincoln was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.