Another fatal motorcycle accident at flashing yellow turn

Published: Jun. 3, 2011 at 9:58 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM CDT
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TYLER, TX (KTLV) - A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of University Blvd. and Loop 323 has claimed the life of 29-year-old John Ruiz.

According to Sgt. Robert Phillips with the Tyler Police Department, a red Kia Sportage made a u-turn from the eastbound lane of Loop 323 at a flashing yellow light. Police say he turned in front of the motorcycle, causing the bike to swerve and side-swipe the Kia.

The motorcycle was forced into the median, launching both the bike and the operator into the front of a red pick-up truck.

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