Tyler police identify man killed in S. Broadway wreck Friday night
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Police are directing traffic around a fatal wreck on S. Broadway in Tyler.
The wreck happened at around 7:15 p.m. in the 9300 block of S. Broadway between Market Square Blvd. and Loop 49. Witnesses at the scene say that numerous police vehicles are at the scene, along with Crime Scene Investigation units.
Tyler Police PIO Andy Erbaugh said that a black Toyota pickup driven by Austin Durrett, 36, from Jacksonville, was driving south on S. Broadway. Durrett tried to pass traffic on the southbound shoulder, but made contact with another vehicle in the attempt. Durrett’s truck rolled numerous times, Erbaugh said, and he died at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Southbound traffic is restricted to one lane of travel as of 11 p.m. Friday. Northbound lanes are open, but may close if needed as officers investigate. Police are in the roadway directing traffic around the wreck. Please avoid the area if possible, and if you do go through the area, drive slowly and watch carefully for police in the roadway.
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