UPDATE: Fatal Crash Victim Identified
A 69-year-old Tyler man was killed early Monday morning when he drove under a flatbed trailer being backed into a business on Texas Highway 155 south.
According to a Department of Public Safety report, James Carns was traveling southbound on 155 just north of Grande Boulevard when the 2008 GMC pickup he was driving struck a trailer being towed by a 2001 Mack truck about 6:45 a.m.
The report stated the driver of the Mack truck was backing the trailer into a business and was across both lanes of southbound traffic when the accident occurred.
Smith County Justice of the Peace Mitch Shamburger pronounced Carns dead at the scene.
Updated Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at 2:11 p.m. CST