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Update: Driver in fatal Longview accident alert and recovering

LONGVIEW – Longview Police are still investigating Friday night’s accident in the 300 block of N. Eastman Rd. 

Police say at 8:30pm a pickup truck was turning Southbound on N. Eastman Rd. when a Camaro collided. The pickup truck driver, 32 year old Christa Tamara Wilson from Harleton, was ejected out of the video and sent to the hospital. 

The Camaro driver, 19 year old Chad Palmer Malone of Longview, was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His front seat passenger, 17 year old Rylee Malone was taken to the hospital for life threatening injuries. 

The backseat passenger, 17 year old Meshebia Renee Johnson, died at the scene. Johnson was a senior at Pine Tree High School. 

Chad Malone’s best friend Hayden Cox, tells us he is alert and recovering at the hospital. 

The entire family is asking the community to pray for all those involved in the accident. 

Longview Police are still investigating this fatal accident. 

© 2017 KYTX-TV

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UPDATE: Man hit by 18-wheeler on I-75 identified

A 39-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a semi-truck and several other vehicles.

Bibb Coroner Leon Jones identified the victim as Bradford Johnson and says he would have turned 40 tomorrow.

Jones says Johnson was staying with a friend off Sardis Church Road and was driving when his car broke down, so he started walking home.

According to a Bibb Sheriff’s Office news release, the pedestrian struck call near the Sardis Church Road exit came in around 2:30 a.m.

A semi-truck driver told deputies he thought he hit a deer. He stopped to see what it was and realized he hit a person that was crossing the road.

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been made at this time.

© 2017 WMAZ-TV

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Driver killed in crash involving dump truck identified

Grey County OPP have identified the man killed in a crash on Highway 6 in Southgate on Friday.

Police say it happened when the man’s vehicle crossed the centre line on the Highway, and ended up crashing right into the side of a dump truck.

The driver, 39-year-old Robert Cher of London, was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the driver of the dump truck was uninjured, and their investigation is ongoing.