More information provided on fatal Toll 49 accident

Posted 3/14/17

More information has been provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety in the fatal car accident on Toll 49 in Smith County on March 1 that claimed the life of 23-year-old John Turner of …

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More information provided on fatal Toll 49 accident

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More information has been provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety in the fatal car accident on Toll 49 in Smith County on March 1 that claimed the life of 23-year-old John Turner of Quitman.

DPS Spokesperson Jean Dark said late last week that while the investigating officer’s full report has still not been completed, some further information was available.

The tragic accident occurred at 7:25 p.m. when Martin Guzman, 43, of Tyler was driving a 2013 Ford F350 hauling a Mustang.

Mr. Turner was driving his Chevrolet Silverado behind Guzman when the Mustang rolled off the trailer and hit his vehicle. Mr. Turner, a student at the University of Texas at Tyler and a part-time employee at Lowe’s in Lindale, died at the scene.

Dark said no information was available yet on whether Guzman would be charged in connection with the accident that occurred four miles east of Tyler.

Two other occupants of Turner’s Silverado, Corbin Massey and Martin Bustos, were taken to East Texas Medical Center Hospital in Tyler but were released. It was posted on social media that Massey is from Mineola and Bustos from Lindale, but Dark could not confirm that.