When it comes to driving, Amarillo can be a scary place to drive. You never know what another driver is thinking or doing. When fatal wrecks happen, it makes you realize how important it is to pay attention.
Officers with the Amarillo Police Department were called out to the area near 64th and Hillside west of Soncy around midnight on Wednesday, March 22nd. Upon arrival, they found that fifty-six-year-old Larry Granado was driving a 2010 Chevy Silverado westbound on Hillside. At the time an 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 30-year-old male was traveling eastbound.
Both vehicles ended up crashing head-on into each other in the turning lane. The occupants in the Chevy Silverado, the 30-year-old male, and his 26-year-old female passenger were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Garando was also transported by emergency services to the hospital. Unfortunately, Garanado died from his injuries.
The Amarillo Police Department's Traffic Investigation Unit is still investigating the incident.
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Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas
The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.
When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts
. The Ranchotel is one of these.
It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.
Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.