Tyler police investigate auto-pedestrian crash on W. Erwin St.

Police investigating fatal auto-pedestrian crash on West Erwin Street.
Police investigating fatal auto-pedestrian crash on West Erwin Street.(Source: KLTV staff)
Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler police are investigating an auto-pedestrian wreck Wednesday morning.

At about 6:20 a.m., a woman, who has been identified as Denise Liberty, 58 of Tyler, was walking in the middle of West Erwin Street near Parkdale Drive when she was struck by a sanitation vehicle, according to the Tyler police. Police say the driver of the vehicle did not see the woman.

Initially, Tyler police released a statement saying Liberty was deceased but they have corrected that information to state that she was injured, and is in a local hospital. In a later press release they said she is expected to recover.

As of 8:40 a.m., all lanes of West Erwin are reopened. The westbound lanes of W. Erwin were initially closed while police investigate the scene of the crash, with traffic being detoured to Chandler Highway.

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