Update: Tyler man killed in head-on collision

One Killed in Crash on Highway 31

 UPDATE: GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) -- A head-on collision has claimed the life of a Tyler man.

DPS says 47-year-old Christopher Payne was killed after his SUV was struck head-on by a truck that crossed the center line.

The crash occurred Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 31 , just east of FM 3053 between Tyler and Kilgore.

Troopers said a white pick-up truck driven by Zachary Howard of Arp crossed the center stripe and collided with Payne's vehicle.

Howard was treated at Good Shepherd Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation


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