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Posted on: May 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Longview Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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On May 13, 2023, at approximately 2:01 a.m., Longview Police responded to a crash in the 400 block of West Methvin Street. Hunter Tigert (22) from Lone Star was driving a black Dodge Charger with three passengers at a high rate of speed southbound on East Methvin Street. The vehicle failed to navigate a curve, the vehicle left the roadway, and struck a brick building. 

Sydney Van Rijn (23) from Longview, Texas, the front passenger, was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries. The other occupants were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Hunter Tigert, who sustained injuries in the crash, was also transported to a local hospital.  Tigert was later arrested for intoxication manslaughter and transported to the Gregg County Jail.

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