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Tyler man killed in HWY 31 wreck identified

Tyler man killed in HWY 31 wreck identified

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:27am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:04pm

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.

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