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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on W. Erwin

TYLER, May 20, 2013-- On May 18, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to a Pedestrian Accident that occurred in the 2300 block of W. Erwin, in Tyler.

Upon Officer’s arrival, it was determined that a white male, later identified as Joel Thompson, age 58, of Tyler, was crossing the roadway on foot. He was then struck by a westbound motor vehicle. The pedestrian was immediately transported to East Texas Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Thompson passed away on May 19, as a result of injuries sustained during the incident.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured during the accident, and alcohol was not a factor in this incident. This case is still under investigation.

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