POSTED: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 10:43pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 3, 2010 - 10:16am
UPDATE FROM TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT
The driver of the Toyota has been identified as Robert Dane Bass (age 55) of Plano, Texas.
Robert Bass was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Justice of the Peace James Meredith.
An autopsy will be performed at South East Forensics.
This case remains under investigation by Tyler Police Investigators.
TYLER - Tyler Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the 7600 block of S. Broadway at the intersection of Heritage at 1:19 p.m., Thursday, September 02, 2010 on a two vehicle roll-over pin-in crash.
A Tyler Police Officer clocked a Dark Green, Nissan Sentra, traveling north bound on S. Broadway at a high rate of speed. The officer pulled out and attempted to catch up with the speeding vehicle. The officer observed the Nissan passing other vehicles on the right shoulder near the intersection of S. Broadway and Cumberland. The Nissan continued to travel northbound and the officer determined that he would not be able to catch the speeding vehicle. The officer discontinued the attempt to catch the vehicle.
The Nissan continued North to the intersection of Heritage and S. Broadway. The Nissan crashed into the rear of a White, Toyota Camry, that was sitting in the outside traffic lane, waiting for the light to change at Heritage.
The driver of the Toyota was deceased in the over turned vehicle when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The driver was a 55 year old white male from Plano, Texas.
The driver of the Nissan was identified as Jerlene Boyd, B/F age 50 (11/10/1959) of Tyler. Officers observed signs of alcohol related to the driver. The Driver was taken to ETMC for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Boyd was arrested for possession of marijuana and an out-standing warrant out of Smith County.
Accident Investigators responded to the scene to investigate the crash. The identification of both drivers will be released when notification has been made. Charges are pending upon completion of the investigation.