1 dead, 7 hospitalized in two wrecks Saturday afternoon in Tyler

Traffic & Roads

TYLER, Texas (KETK) — One person has died and at least seven hospitalized in two wrecks that occurred within minutes of each other in Tyler on Saturday afternoon.

At 5:40 p.m. Tyler Police Officers responded to a three-car crash in the 3800 block of SSW Loop 323 at Texas Highway 155. An occupant of one of the vehicles died said Tyler police.

Tyler Police shut down all westbound traffic on Loop 323 from Highway 155 S. to Spur 364.

Seven people were sent to a hospital after a two-vehicle wreck on South Broadway Avenue.

Five of the injured are from the same family and were in a truck. The other two were in a car, said first-responders on the scene.

The accident took place at 5:36 p.m. in the 9000 S. Broadway Avenue in front of the Cumberland shopping center.

The accidents are under investigation.

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