Tyler man killed in HWY 31 wreck identified
POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:04pm
Kilgore, Texas (KETK) — According to state troopers, a Tyler man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck near Kilgore Tuesday night.
Christopher Payne, 47, of Tyler was pronounced dead around 5:50 p.m., after his car collided with a truck, driven by Zachary Taylor, 21, of Arp, on Highway 31.
According to the Longview News-Journal, Taylor's truck crossed the center stripe of the highway and hit Payne's car head-on.
Taylor was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
An investigation has been launched to see if intoxicants were factors in the crash.