Thursday, March 22, 2012
Triple fatality accident on Lakeside
On March 21, 2012 at approximately 8:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the 300 block of South Lakeside (Loop 335). Upon their arrival they discovered a 1986 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Frank Eugene Basler, WM, 88 of Amarillo had been driving southbound in the northbound lanes of South Lakeside.
He collided with a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by David Elman Wiseman, WM, 73 of Panhandle, TX that had been traveling northbound on Lakeside. A 1994 Chevrolet S-10 that had also been northbound clipped the Toyota as the driver tried to avoid the other two vehicles. The Chevrolet was driven by Ryan Tate O’Neil, WM, 21 of Amarillo.
Basler died at the scene. Wiseman and his wife, Alice Janiee Wiseman, WF, 66 were transported to a local hospital. They both died at the hospital as a result of injuries received in the crash. O’Neil was uninjured.
Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn has ordered autopsies on the deceased. The case is being investigated by the Traffic Investigations Division of the Amarillo Police Dept. Excessive speed and alcohol are not factors.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 5:35 PM