A woman is dead after being struck by a truck while walking on the shoulder of the W. Gentry Parkway on Tuesday morning.
At 11:11 a.m. Tuesday, Tyler Police Department officers responded to the 400 block of W. Gentry Parkway in Tyler on a traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
A 59-year-old man was driving a 1980 Chevrolet pick-up eastbound on W. Gentry Pkwy in the outside lane when he veered to the right.
Jessica Lynn Palma was walking east on the improved shoulder when she was struck by the driver who then struck a tree.
Palma was transported to East Texas Medical Center where she died of injuries sustained in the accident. Next of kin has been notified.
Police officials said alcohol is not considered to be a factor in this incident.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Tyler Morning Telegraph