DPS: 9-year old girl dies following wreck on Toll 49

DPS: 9-year old girl dies following wreck on Toll 49
(Source: KLTV)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: A 9-year old girl was killed in a wreck on Toll 49 Sunday.

According to DPS, preliminary crash reports indicate that the driver of a 2017 GMC Denali, Valerie Miller, 34, of Arp was traveling westbound on Loop-49 when for an undetermined reason, crossed over into the eastbound lane of traffic where she struck a 2008 Ford Escape driven by William Pritchard, 29, of Tyler.

DPS said Pritchard was taken to UT Health-Tyler in serious condition. Miller was also transported to UT Health - Tyler in serious condition.

DPS said there were four juveniles in Millers vehicle, one 9 year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Meredith.

DPS said identities of the juveniles as well as ages are not available at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.

At least one person is dead following a crash that shutdown Toll 49 in Smith County.

PREVIOUS STORY: According to DPS, the crash involving two-vehicles is near the intersection of Toll 49 and Old Jacksonville Highway.

DPS said Toll 49 is shutdown at this time while crews respond to the accident.

Other details are limited at this time. KLTV will continue to update this story.

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