, Port Arthur, Texas

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May 15, 2014

7-year-old boy killed in PA wreck

PORT ARTHUR — A 7-year-old boy was killed in a traffic accident in Port Arthur Thursday morning.

Port Arthur Police Sgt. Scott Gaspard said the accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. May 15 at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Gulfway Drive.

A female driver in an SUV with the child passenger was traveling northbound on Fourth Avenue and for some reason lost control of the vehicle, went through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, Gaspard said. The boy was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Christus Hospital-St. Mary.

The female driver was life flighted to Christus Hospital- St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. The female was alive but her condition is unknown as of noon Thursday.

Police believe, but have not confirmed yet, that the child was not in a seat belt. Police also believe the female is the mother of the boy.

Check back as more information becomes available.


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