Update: Alcohol not a factor in Loop 323 wreck

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:32pm

Tyler — Alcohol was not a factor in this afternoon's Loop 323 wreck, according to Tyler Police.

The driver, 22-year old Jonathan Sanfelippo of Tyler, says that another vehicle cut him off. In reaction, He jerked his vehicle to the right, lost control and flipped it.

Sanfelippo claims he and three other passengers were headed to Spring Break in Florida.

All four will be released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Tyler — All lanes have reopened on Loop 323 following this wreck.

Witnesses say they believe a driver cut off the vehicle that flipped, and the driver of the flipped vehicle overcorrected, causing it to flip.

The driver who cut off the flipped vehicle fled the scene.

A total of three people were inside the flipped vehicle. None of their names have been released, but according to Tyler Police, they were three young males who were traveling through Tyler from Florida while on spring break.

The driver of a vehicle that flipped on Loop 323 Friday afternoon has been taken to the hospital.

The wreck happened during the lunch hour near the intersection of Loop 323 and Highway 31 East. The driver of the vehicle was pinned in after his vehicle completely flipped, landing on its top.

At this time, only one northbound lane is open on Loop 323 near that intesection. Two lanes are closed.

KFXK crews on the scene report beer cans are scattered across the roadway, but there's no confirmation that alcohol was a factor in the wreck.

KFXK will bring you more details as they become available.


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