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Tatum teen dies In Tuesday wreck

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SMITH COUNTY -- A 19-year-old Tatum resident is dead following a Tuesday morning car accident.

Chelsae Elaine Kirkland, 19, of Tatum, was pronounced dead at the scene after a 1996 Cadillac smashed into her car on State Highway 31, five miles east of Tyler, according to an accident report filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Kirkland was stopped on the highway's westbound shoulder. The other car, driven by Tyler resident Richard Mosley, was traveling west on the highway when traffic in front of him slowed and he swerved onto the shoulder, according to the report.

The impact flipped the 2003 Ford Escape Kirkland was in. Mosley suffered no injuries in the accident, according to the report.
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