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12/10/2007-Smith Co.

Pedestrian Killed Checking The Mail

A Tyler man is dead after being hit by a car while checking the mail. The accident happened in the 3300 block of East Gentry.

Tyler Police say around 12:30, 69 year old Richard Stanley was standing near the pavement getting his mail when a four door 1989 Chevy celebrity hit him. Stanley was killed at the scene.

"I did not see when he got hit but I heard the bang. And then when I came around I saw the body laying on the curb," said Manuel Espinosa, an eyewitness. "Every afternoon I see him walk to the mailbox to pick up his mail."

The car was driven by 29 year old David Taylor of Tyler. No charges have been filed.

Danielle Capper, Reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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