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1/31/04-Van Zandt County

I-20 Accident Kills 2

Two people were killed Saturday in an accident involving four cars and a school bus.

The accident happened around 7 a.m., on Interstate 20 near Van, that's in Van Zandt County.

Investigators say 35-year-old James Kevin Eddington of Gladewater was driving his Nissan SUV on the wrong side of the highway when he slammed into another truck. The collision caused a chain reaction, involving two other cars and the bus.

Eddington and another man, 50-year-old Richard Lee Gaylor of Dallas were killed. Those injured were taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. No one on the bus was hurt.

The accident shutdown the Eastbound lanes of I-20 for around two hours Saturday. Investigators aren't sure why the man was driving the wrong way.

Chris Gibson, reporting
cgibson@kltv.com

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