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19-year-old boy killed after trying to 'side skid' pickup truck

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Amarillo, TX - An area teen is killed early Sunday morning after he and his passenger rolled a pickup while trying to make it side skid down the road.

It happened Sunday morning about 4:30 just east of Hereford. Police say 19-year-old Garrett Byers was driving the pickup on CR 7 when he intentionally tried to make it go into a side skid.

Byers lost control, drove into a ditch where the pickup rolled before hitting a utility pole.

Byers was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified passenger was treated for minor injuries and released.

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