Amarillo Police Sgt. Jay Claxton Killed in Traffic Accident on Buccola Avenue [Amarillo, TX]

Amarillo Police Sgt. Jay Claxton Killed in Traffic Accident on Buccola Avenue [Amarillo, TX]

Fatal Traffic Accident in Amarillo Texas

Amarillo, TX (May 16, 2023) – On Mother’s Day, Amarillo police, Sgt. Jay Claxton was killed in a traffic accident on Buccola Avenue.

It was about  8 p.m. when Claxton was working on a boat that was parked on Buccola Avenue.

Suddenly, an SUV driven by a 19-year-old girl struck the boat.

Claxton got pinned under the boat’s trailer. Unfortunately, he sustained fatal injuries from the accident.

“Jay has long served this agency with distinction and if you knew Jay he was your friend,” said Sheriff Christopher Forbis. “Jay was the type of person that would show up any time of the day or night if you needed help.”

Claxton joined the Randall County Sheriff’s Office in July 2003.

In the meantime, officers are investigating the fatal accident.


Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences to the family of Amarillo police Sgt. Jay Claxton. We also wish the injured parties a full recovery.


Fatal Accidents Are Devastating

Annually, around 20-50 million people are involved in road accidents yearly. However, not everyone properly knows about the things you should do next after a fatal accident.

In fact, the most valuable step you can take in response to the traffic accident in Amarillo is hiring an expert attorney.

Moreover, the legal and financial damage that comes from unforeseen loss is difficult to juggle while mourning. Yet, the days and months following a tragedy are the most precarious.

Tell Us About the Accident

We encourage the family of Amarillo police, Sgt. Jay Claxton, to reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ team of legal experts.

Indeed, it is unbearable to mourn a loved one while dealing with the most granular legal affairs.

We at Sweet Lawyers promise that our attorneys will fight day and night to achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. Reach out to our legal team about how a legal claim can help you cope with the aftermath of the rollover traffic accident on Buccola Avenue.

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