A Tyler man was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on I-20 eastbound past Highway 42 in Gregg County, Monday morning.
According to the DPS fatality report, traffic was starting to slow in the area because of a minor wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a salt water tanker truck off on the side of I-20, when a 2003 Le Sabre rear-ended a pick up truck in front of it, side swiping an ambulance unit on the scene of the first wreck. An Avalanche traveling at a high rate of speed then struck the Le Sabre, while at the same time an 18-wheeler slammed into the Avalanche.
The driver of the Le Sabre, 29-year-old Michael Lee Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Avalanche was transported to a Longview hospital in critical condition.
It took several hours for crews to clean the scene of the wreck. I-20 eastbound was shut down until around noon Monday.
Saturday, December 7 2013 10:12 PM EST2013-12-08 03:12:35 GMT
The East Texas man competing in the national Salvation Army bell ringing contest is officially a winner. Andre Thompson and the two other remaining contestants decided to end the competition in a tie afterMore >>
The East Texas man competing in the national Salvation Army bell ringing contest is officially a winner.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 9:21 AM EST2013-12-07 14:21:36 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department: On December 6, 2013, at about 6:00 P.M., Tyler Police received a 911 call from 914 W. Front, Atlas Credit Union, stating that a robbery had occurred. Employees saidMore >>
Masked man robs Atlas Credit Union on West Front Street. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:15 PM EST2013-12-05 03:15:17 GMT
Wesley McDade (Photo courtesy Smith County Sheriff's Office)
From the Smith County Sheriff's Office: SMITH COUNTY, TX --On December 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's assistance with locating Wesley Brian McDade, age 36, of Smith County.More >>
Man was featured on KLTV 7 Crimefighters earlier in the week.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 2:07 PM EST2013-12-02 19:07:53 GMT
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.Marshall Police Public Information OfficerMore >>
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.More >>