UPDATE: Longview crash victim dies; identified as Beckville man

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:55am

LONGVIEW — On Tuesday at 5:21 p.m., officers were called to the 300 Block of South High Street for an Accident with Injuries.

When police arrived, they found the driver of a truck, identified as Wayne Edgar Bennett, 77, of Beckville, unresponsive inside the vehicle.

According to a witness, the truck was traveling South on High Street. The truck veered off the roadway, drove between two metal upright beams, and crashed into the Ark-La-Tex Color Lab building at a low rate of speed.

Bennett is believed to have had a medical issue because the witness said he was slumped over before the truck left the roadway.

Bennett was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson.


 

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