A well-known and beloved Tyler Fire Captain and his wife were killed overnight in a out-of-state wreck.

CBS19 is working to gather more details as to what happened.

According to his bio, Lawrence began his career with the Tyler Fire Department in 1993, including an interim assistant chief for almost six months after the retirement of Cheif David Schlottach.

Many people are expressing the shock and sadness at the loss of Marty and Jean Lawrence as news spread across social media:

This story is developing. Stay with CBS19 for updates.