Crash Overview

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris
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Location Description

S. Osage Street and its intersections with SE 27th Avenue and SE 28th Avenue in Amarillo, Texas are not representative of gridded development patterns within the rest of the city. Multiple retail developments - including a convenience store and a used car dealership - populate the corners where S. Osage Street and SE 27th Avenue meet. The aerial footage we gathered illustrates that the areas north and south of this intersection feature a lot of parking with average amount of commercial signage and visual clutter. These two roadways facilitate access to multiple fast food establishments, a discount liquor store, Sam's Club, Interstate 40, and Interstate 27. Neighborhoods composed of single family homes and apartment buildings populate the blocks immediately east and west of the crash location. 

Crash Summary

  • The crash happened near this intersection at 8:03pm on Saturday January 21, 2023. 
  • A motorist struck Hayden Paul Ducommun as he was standing in the outer southbound lane of S. Osage Road; Ducommun was pronounced dead on the scene sometime between 8:08pm and 8:11pm (conflicting times between crash and investigation reports). 

Why was this crash nominated? 

  • While it was pointed out that Ducommun was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection when the crash occurred, crosswalks are not readily available nearby this location and it does not seem like the area was designed with pedestrians in mind. 
  • S. Osage Street features through traffic lanes, left-turn lanes, and a speed limit of 40 mph; this street and the areas surrounding it constitute what Strong Towns describes as a stroad environment. 

What additional information is available? 


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