Amarillo Woman Kaycee Ellis Dies In Head-On Collision In Gray County


Fatal Crash

Early this morning law enforcement was called to a deadly head-on collision that happened on I-40 in Gray County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said this happened around 3:05 a.m. when 67-year-old Brent Palmer of Corinth, Mississippi was driving a pickup westbound about 13 miles east of Groom on I-40.

At the same time, 32-year-old Kaycee Ellis of Amarillo was driving an SUV the wrong way, according to DPS, in the westbound lane and hit the pickup.

According to officials, Ellis was not wearing a seat belt.

Gray County Justice of the Peace Joe Martinez pronounced Ellis dead on scene.

DPS said Palmer was air-lifted to a hospital in Amarillo with serious injuries.

DPS is investigating the crash.

Story provided by Amarillo ABC 7 News. 

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