TYLER, TX (03/01/2017) — An accident involving a towed vehicle claimed the life of John Turner and injured two others on Wednesday evening.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) identified 23-year-old John Turner (of Quitman) as the victim of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Loop 49 near Highway 64 in Tyler, Texas.
DPS reported that at around 7:30 p.m., a Ford pickup truck hauling a Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Loop 49, when the Mustang detached from the trailer, traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic, and collided with a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Turner.
John Turner was tragically killed in the collision. Turner’s two passengers—27-year-old Corbin Massey (of Mineola) and 21-year-old Martin Bustos (of Lindale)—were taken to East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) for treatment. They have since been released.
An investigation is underway.
Police have not filed any criminal charges at this time, but the investigation is still ongoing. We will provide updates as they become available.