UPDATE: Tyler pedestrian hit by car dies of injuries

TYLER (KYTX) - UPDATE: Tyler police have confirmed the pedestrian hit by a car last night has died.

He has been identified as 58-year-old Joel Thompson, from Tyler.

Around 8:50 Saturday night, police were called to the 2300 block of West Erwin in Tyler. They say a car headed west hit Thompson and he was immediately taken to ETMC with life threatening injuries. 

Police say alcohol was not involved in the accident but the case is still under investigation.

Thompson's family has been notified.


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