4 people die in multiple-vehicle wreck on US 69 in Tyler County

4 people die in multiple-vehicle wreck on US 69 in Tyler County

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Four people died in a multiple-vehicle wreck involving two pickups on U.S. Highway 69 that occurred in Tyler County Monday afternoon.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a multiple-vehicle wreck that occurred on Highway 69 about two miles south of Woodville.

"The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that four people have been pronounced dead at the crash scene," the press release stated. "Justices of James Moore and Trisher Ford pronounced the deaths."

DPS troopers are working to positively identify the wreck victims. Their names will not be released until their next of kin have been notified, the press release stated.

The preliminary investigation shows that a Ford F-250 pickup was traveling south on Highway 69. At the same time, a Dodge pickup towing a recreational vehicle was traveling north.

The Ford pickup crossed the centerline and struck the Dodge pickup, the press release stated.

"At this time, US-69 is partially open for northbound and southbound traffic," the press release stated. "Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area and adhere to all traffic control devices."

The press release stated that the crash investigation is ongoing, and more details will be released as they become available.

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