TYLER, TX (02/01/2015) — A fiery car accident on Highway 110 Sunday night has left two adults and one child deceased, and one person hospitalized.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 39-year-old Roderick D. Erwin, of Tyler, was traveling northbound in a 2008 Lincoln MKZ at a high rate of speed when he attempted to pass another car in a no passing zone. As he attempted to pass the vehicle, his car collided with a southbound 1995 Infinity driven by 41-year-old Reginald Jimmerson, of Irving, at about 11:40 p.m. near County Road 48 (CR 48).
As a result of the collision, Erwin’s vehicle left the roadway to the right and flipped before landing upright. The vehicle then quickly caught fire.
39-year-old-Roderick Erwin and his two passengers, 34-year-old Latonya Denise Hambrick and 3-year-old Jaiyean Erwin, were pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. All three were from Tyler, Texas. According to the DPS report, the 3-year-old child was not restrained in a car seat and was ejected during the accident. DPS also claims that no seatbelts were worn.
The driver who was struck by the oncoming vehicle, Reginald Jimmerson (of Irving), was transported to East Texas Medical Center hospital for treatment of a broken leg and ankle. He is reportedly in stable condition.