AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — West Texas police say a 22-year-old man has been arrested after causing an auto collision that killed three people.
Michael Blaine Kirk of Hereford (HER'-ferd) is being held without bond in the Potter County jail pending his arraignment Saturday. He's charged with three counts of accident causing injury or death.
Amarillo police say Kirk was driving a flatbed truck Friday afternoon when it struck a Lincoln passenger car traveling in the same direction. The truck forced the car off the road, striking a utility pole.
Killed in the wreck were 87-year-old Vonnie Washburn; 91-year-old Charles Washburn Jr.; and 56-year-old Cheryl Dacus, all of Borger (BOR'-gher). The 58-year-old driver of the Lincoln was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Online jail records did not list an attorney for Kirk.