Woman and 3 kids taken to hospital following morning wreck in Tyler

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 11:38am

TYLER — A family is taken to a Tyler hospital after they were involved in a 2-vehicle crash this morning.

At around 7:34 a.m., Tyler police, fire and EMS responded to the wreck at the intersection of SSW Loop 323 and Walton Road.

Mattie Seidel, 16, and her two younger brothers, ages 14 and 6, were driving northbound in an SUV on Loop 323 when a van turned in front of her.

38-year old Blanca Avila, the driver of the van, and her three children, ages 16, 15, and 9, were heading south on Loop 323 and turned left in front of Seidel at the intersection of Walton Road.

Avila was pinned in her van, and was pulled out by EMS crews. She and her three children were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Avila was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way when turning left.

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