Tyler radio newsman in ICU after being hit by vehicle
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: John Sims died of his injuries a little after 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to KTBB owner Paul Gleiser.
KTBB Radio news anchor John Sims is in the intensive care unit at UT Health East Texas in Tyler after being hit by a vehicle.
The auto-pedestrian crash happened Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. on Front St. at Bonner Ave.
Sims suffered a severe brain injury that he will likely not recover from, according to KTBB owner Paul Gleiser.
Sims has worked in radio for over 45 years, with at least 43 of those years spent in East Texas, according to his KTBB biography.
A prayer vigil for Sims is set to happen at 6 p.m. Wednesday in front of the fountain at UT Health East Texas in Tyler. The vigil is being organized by Nick McGrew, President of Tyler Together Race Relations Forum and Pastor of Higher Dimensions Church in Tyler.
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