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One dead in Memorial Day truck crash

POSTED: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:03pm

Officials say alcohol involved

TYLER—DPS Troopers say alcohol played a role in a fatal accident nine miles East of Tyler on State Highway 31.

The accident happened just after 4:30 on Monday afternoon.

Officials say 77-year-old Wardell Jackson lost control of his vehicle, over corrected, and the late model pickup truck rolled several times before Jackson was ejected.

Jackson was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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