Tyler fire captain, wife die in out of state wreck

Published: Sep. 30, 2017 at 6:51 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2017 at 3:38 PM CDT
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Jean and Marty Lawrence were active with EXEL Athletic Association, a sports league for home...
Jean and Marty Lawrence were active with EXEL Athletic Association, a sports league for home schooled students and teenagers with CPS. (Source: Facebook)

TYLER, TX (KLTV)

A Tyler fire captain, Morgan Lawrence, and his wife, Jean have died after an overnight automobile accident.

According to Tyler Fire Department Information Officer Paul Findley, the wreck was out of state.

The family has been notified.

According to a family friend, the fire captain and his wife were visiting their son in Arkansas, when the crash occurred.

The Tyler Police Department stated, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lawrence family and our fellow brothers at the Tyler Fire Department. On the passing of Captain Morgan (Marty) Lawrence and wife Jean who were killed in a car crash in Arkansas. Our hearts are heavy and we stand by your side in this time of loss."

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