Accidents on the roads here in Amarillo, TX. are nothing new. We hear and see plenty of cars, semis, and motorcycles end up in the middle of the road with some dents, dings, scratches, and some being crunched like a pop can.

Most of them, if not all of them, can be avoided. No one ever WANTS to get in an accident, it's the worst feeling in the world. The most recent fatal accident in Amarillo easily could've been avoided though, and it ended tragically.

The evening of August 10 saw reports start coming in about an accident involving a motorcycle and SUV at the block of 4100 S Washington. Any time you hear of an accident involving a motorcycle, your heart drops a bit. They never typically have a good outcome.

This one was no different, as the driver of the SUV sustained serious injuries from the head on collision, while the operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to witness statements, the driver of the SUV was turning out of a parking lot on to Washington when the driver of the motorcycle slammed into the SUV head on from the opposite direction. No word yet if speeding was a factor, but there are signs that it could be a possibility. Those signs came two days prior.


The driver of the motorcycle was identified this morning as 18 year old Sean Philpot, and this wasn't the first time we'd heard Philpot's name in recent days.

Just two days prior on August 8, Philpot was booked and released on charges of Reckless Driving and Operating a Motorcycle With No Motorcycle License. It sadly turned into a preview of what would come later.

Thrilled to Be There: the Smiling Mugshots of Hutchinson County

Hutchinson County has plenty of people who have committed a criminal blunder (or two). And just like any other bigger city, jail is no fun. However, some of the residents of Borger and Stinnett are believers in keeping their spirits high in the face of adversity.

Not sure what we mean?

Well....let's just say that Randall County's cheerful inmates aren't the only ones who seem happy to be arrested....While there’s nothing funny about committing a crime, these offenders in Hutchinson County certainly do know how to light up a pod with their smile :-)

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