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One Killed in Port Arthur Collision

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

One person was killed and several others suffered injuries in a car accident in Port Arthur.

Details about the Fatal Port Arthur Accident

KFDM News is reporting that the Port Arthur Police Department have said that one person was killed and several others were injured in a collision on the 5900 block of Highway 69 at about 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

According to police, there were a total of three vehicles that were involved in the accident. Investigators who were working the scene of the accident have said that one of the vehicles was heading north in the southbound lane and hit another vehicle in a head-on collision.

A second vehicle that was traveling south hit the wrecked vehicles that were on the roadway. According to police, the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was critically injured and the driver of the first southbound vehicle was taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was later pronounced dead.

A passenger in the first southbound vehicle was critically injured and was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. The driver of the second southbound vehicle suffered minor injuries in the accident.

The Port Arthur Police Department said that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The identities of those who were involved in the accident have not been released as the department continues their investigation.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Texas Department of Transportation indicates that there were thousands of wrongful deaths in 2014 that were the result of motor vehicle accidents in Texas:

  • In 2014, one person was killed every two hours and 29 minutes on Texas roadways.
  • There was one reportable motor vehicle accident every 66 seconds in the state of Texas in 2014.
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2014.

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