Tyler Zion Killed in Rollover Accident in Collin County, TX
Collin County, TX — October 3, 2023, Tyler Zion was killed as the result of a single-vehicle rollover accident at around 10:41 a.m. on County Road 543.
Authorities said in preliminary reports that the crash took place near the intersection of County Road 543 and Nugget Drive.
According to authorities, 23-year-old Tyler Alexander Zion was in a Ford Taurus going along the eastbound lane of County Road 543. The vehicle somehow lost control, and it ran off the right side of the roadway. There, Zion's vehicle went into a skid and overturned, eventually striking a pole. Zion suffered fatal injuries as a result. The cause of the crash can't be confirmed right now.
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