Man arrested in late night car accident in Tyler that leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

TYLER (KYTX) - Late night wreck in Tyler leaves one person dead and another in critical condition.

On Friday November 16, 2012 around 11:10 p.m., Tyler PD responded to a car accident at 10200 Hwy 271.  All traffic on Hwy 271 was rerouted into the Northbound lanes while the crash was worked. 

Investigators learned that the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet truck driven by 23-year-old Eduardo Flores, drove across the median North bound into opposing traffic.  Flores reportedly struck a minivan traveling Southbound head on. 

Nancy Dale Slagle of Athens was identified as the driver of the minivan. Slagle was killed in the crash. 

The passenger in the minivan William Eugene Slagle, 73-year-old of Athens, was transported to East Texas Medical Center where he is in critical condition. 

Eduardo Flores was treated and released at Mother Francis Hospital.  Eduardo Flores was booked into Smith County Jail for Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault.    

The crash is still under investigation by Tyler Police Department. 


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