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February 10, 2014

UPDATE: Name released of man who died after car went into canal

PORT ARTHUR — A 26-year-old Port Arthur man died Sunday afternoon after his car entered the canal and sent underwater.

The deceased has been identified as Mikel Anderson.

The Port Arthur Police Department were called at approximately 5:42 p.m. to an area near the cloverleaf of Texas 73 and Memorial Boulevard with a report that a vehicle was in the canal.

Upon arrival the PAPD, Port Arthur Fire Department and EMS located a vehicle submerged and witnesses on the scene said that someone was still in the vehicle, according to a PAPD press release.

A least one person on scene tried to rescue the driver but was unsuccessful. Members of the PAFD were able to enter the water and extract the man. CPR was begun and he was transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas where he was pronounced dead. Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett has ordered an autopsy.

 

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