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3/29/07-Tyler

East Texas Man Dies In Alcohol Related Car Accident

A head on collision at the corner of Copeland and Rieck Roads in Tyler takes the life of a Tyler man. Police say an SUV crossed over the center line and hit an oncoming car.   The victim, identified as Cleveland Matthews, 59 was taken to the hospital and later died. Police say the driver of the SUV had alcohol in his system.   Police say, Ronald McGrath, 19 was also taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.  Police say McGrath faces possible DWI and intoxicated manslaughter charges.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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