Two people died after a car slammed into a disabled vehicle along Toll road 49 Wednesday night in Tyler.

The accident prompted an immediate response from Chris Miller, Director of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

“We know the safety improvements that we are about to undertake here very very soon will have an effect of achieving some safety that has long awaited some folks,” Miller said.

Miller said that construction along Tollway 49 will begin this month which will widen lanes and add median space.

Construction is expected to be completed later this year.