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Tyler Police investigate pedestrian fatality in 1700 block of Loop 323

TYLER, July 17, 2014-- On Monday, July 13, at approximately 10:26 p.m., Tyler Police and Fire responded to the 1700 block of Loop 323 NNW, for a pedestrian accident.

It was discovered that black male subject, later identified as Kenneth Linnel Jones Jr., age 23 of Tyler, was crossing the Loop and was not in a crosswalk. Witnesses stated as he was crossing he was struck by a vehicle.

That vehicle did not stop and continued southbound on the loop. A second vehicle ran over Jones, the driver of which remained at the scene to render aid. Jones died at the scene.

The incident is still being investigated, and Police are seeking information on the vehicle which struck Jones. Anyone having information concerning this case is urged to call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin about the case. Click below for more.

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