Identities released of those involved in fatal bicycle crash

SMITH COUNTY - UPDATE: Thomas Albert Marty, a 73-year-old Lindale native, is dead after a vehicle crashed into him on around noon on Saturday while he was riding his bicycle on US-69 North just south of MIneola.

After a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that Marty was heading north on US-69 on the eastern shoulder while 20-year-old Tyler native, Vanessa Cervantes, was also traveling north in the outside lane of the same road. 

Marty tried to turn left, getting into the outside lane of traffic in front of Cervantes' vehicle that was unable to avoid the collision. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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A bicyclist is dead after a crash involving a vehicle on US-69 North, north of County Road 452.

Emergency crews and police are on the scene at this time. 

More information will be added as it comes. Refresh for updates.

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