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Update: Smith Co. Crime Stoppers offers reward in pedestrian fatality case

TYLER, August 4, 2014— UPDATE: Tyler Smith County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who is responsible for striking Kenneth Jones and leaving the scene of the accident.  You must call 903-597-CUFF or 903-597-2833 to be eligible for the reward. 

The Tyler Police Department is continuing to investigate this Fatality Pedestrian accident which occurred on July 15, 2014, near the intersection of Van Highway and Loop 323.

Investigators are seeking information on the vehicle and driver who struck and killed Kenneth Linnel Jones.  Investigators recovered debris at the accident scene from the suspect vehicle, and believe it to be an unknown model Chevrolet.

Anyone with information about the driver involved in this incident is urged to contact Tyler Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833).

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

 

Update 1

TYLER, July 15, 2014--Tyler investigators have identified the pedestrian that was struck and killed in the 1700 block of NNW Loop 323 Monday night.  He is identified as Kenneth Linnel Jones Jr., age 23, of Tyler.

Investigators are still seeking information on the vehicle and driver who struck Jones.

Anyone with information about the driver involved in this incident is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833).

 

Original Story

TYLER, July 14, 2014--On Monday, July 13, 2014, 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 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 south bound on the loop.  The victim died at the scene and has not yet been identified. The incident is still being investigated.

Anyone having information concerning this case is urged to call the Tyler Police Department.

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