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11/16/06 - TYLER

Two Fatal Accidents Within Ten Minutes

Two fatal accidents within ten minutes Saturday afternoon in Tyler. The first wreck happened at 5:10pm at Highway 271 and Chapman Road. Ricky Lynn Copeland, 45, of Tyler, struck an SUV that was stopped in the highway. Copeland was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was transported to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital with minor injuries.

Ten minutes later Tyler police responded to a pedestrian accident at the corner of S. Beckham and Barger Ave. Octavia Roberts, 52, of Tyler was hit by a pickup and taken to East Texas Medical Center but later died. The accident is still under investigation.



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