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Police identify 2 killed in crash at intersection of New Copeland Road, Loop 323 in Tyler

The two people who were killed were identified as Edythe Lewis, a 48, and Christopher Little, 52, both of Arp.

TYLER, Texas — Two people died in a wreck Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Loop 323 and New Copeland Road.

Around 4 p.m., Tyler Police accident investigators, Crime Scene and detectives were called to a major vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a minivan. 

According to officials, a minivan was traveling east on ESE Loop 323  turning northbound on New Copland Road on a blinking yellow light. A motorcycle occupied by two people was traveling west on ESE Loop 323 with a green light. The driver of the mini-van turned in front of the motorcycle, failing to yield right of way, causing the motorcycle to strike the van. 

Currently, traffic is being controlled by police officers at the intersection. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible. 

The two people who were killed were identified as Edythe Lewis, a 48, and Christopher Little, 52, both of Arp.

The case is still under investigation at this time.

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