Man dies from heart attack while driving, crashes truck

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - TYLER, TX (KLTV) - One man is dead in a one-vehicle crash that took place at Front and Clayton Street in Tyler.

Police say Paul Ray Jarrell, 57, had a heart attack and crashed his gray pick-up truck at the intersection. The crash took place at around 3:15 Friday afternoon. There were no passengers in the truck.

The following statement was released by the Tyler Police Department:

Witnesses to the crash said Jarrell's vehicle drove off the roadway into the vacant lot for no apparent reason. Mr. Jarrell had a history of medical problems that may have resulted in his losing his capability to operate his vehicle. Justice of the Peace Quincy Beavers responded to the scene and ordered Mr. Jarrell's body taken to South East Forensics for an autopsy. Major Crimes detectives and accident investigators also responded to the scene for the investigation.

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