TJC student identified in fatal wreck
POSTED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 4:13pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:39pm
TYLER — UPDATE 4:04 P.M. - Officials have identified the person killed in the accident as 19-year-old Randy DeShawn Smith of Groveton.
Smith was a student at Tyler Junior College.
POSTED MARCH 9
UPDATE 5:58 P.M.: Authorities have confirmed 1 death and 3 injuries in the accident.
UPDATE 5:25 P.M.: Officials say an SUV, not a van as previously stated, that flipped was in the left lane on University when they tried to make a right turn. A car was in the SUV's blind spot to the right and they collided, flipping the SUV. The SUV then caught fire.
The fire is now out.
No word yet on injuries.
KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE 5:11 P.M.: A KETK reporter says 2 fire trucks are on the scene and the University Drive is shut down.
Fire officials expect the road to be shut for a while.
The vehicle that caught fire is a silver GMC van.
More updates to follow, stay with KETK.
A vehicle is ablaze on University Drive and Patriot near the UT Tyler campus.
It is unclear at this time if anyone is injured.
If you are planning to travel anytime soon, avoid this area; traffic is backing up.
KETK has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.