Sydney Van Rijn Killed, Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Longview, TX
Longview, TX — May 13, 2023, Sydney Van Rijn was killed and three people were injured in a car accident around 2:01 a.m. on W. Methvin St. in Longview.
According to authorities, Ms. Van Rijn was the passenger in the front seat of a Dodge Charger while the vehicle was southbound navigating a left-hand bend in the road. The Charger was allegedly driving too fast and exited the road toward the passenger side, driving over a curb, and colliding with a brick building. The top of the brick wall then reportedly partially collapsed onto the charger.
Sydney Van Rijn was fatally injured in the accident. The driver and one of the rear-seat passengers reportedly suffered minor injuries. The last occupant in the back of the Charger purportedly suffered possible injuries.
While officials say speed may have been a factor in the accident, they have not released a confirmed cause of the crash at this time.