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UPDATE: Driver pronounced dead after striking power pole in Tyler had been shot, police say

A suspect has been arrested.

TYLER, Texas — UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested after one person was found dead in a Tuesday morning crash in Tyler.

Manuel Mendez Prieto II was charged with murder in this case and is being held in the Smith County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. Prieto had previously turned himself in on an unrelated outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery with a $250,000 bond.

According to the Tyler Police Department, around 6 a.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle wreck at the intersection of E. Front St. and S. Palmer Ave. after the driver struck a power pole. The driver, identified as Michael Lee Tucker, 29, of Tyler, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officials say Tucker had been shot prior to crashing his truck. Police believe the shooting took place in the 2000 block of S. Palmer Ave. 

If you have any information on this case, please contact Tyler police at 903-531-1027 or call Tyler-Smith County Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833.

CBS19 will update this article as more information becomes available.