Backseat passenger shoots driver through seat, causing major accident in Tyler

TYLER - Tyler Police Department responded to a major traffic accident on East Erwin and Loop 323 at approximately 7:16 p.m. Friday night.
 
Upon arrival, Officers determined a gray 2009 Mitsubishi Galant was northbound on Loop 323 stopped for the light and preparing to turn west onto East Erwin.
 
A back seat passenger in the Mitsubishi Galant shot the driver through the seat causing the driver to drive into oncoming southbound traffic on Loop 323 where a white 2004 Toyota 4 door car hit the Mitsubishi Galant head on.
 
At least two people fled on foot from the Mitsubishi Galant. The driver of the Mitsubishi Galant and two passengers were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
 
The driver and two occupants of the 2004 Toyota 4 door car were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
 
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, no one has been arrested at this time and no one appears to have life threatening injuries.
 
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
 

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