, Port Arthur, Texas

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May 17, 2013

One dead in 5-car wreck on Hillebrandt Road

PORT ACRES — At approximately 11:21am, DPS troopers were dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 365 at Hillebrandt Road in Jefferson County near Port Acres.

The crash involved five vehicles and killed one driver.

According to investigating troopers, the deceased's vehicle was traveling eastbound on FM 365 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered into the westbound traffic lane.

The first vehicle traveling westbound swerved to miss the vehicle; however, the next vehicle struck the oncoming vehicle.

At this point, the driver of the vehicle that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane, was ejected. A third vehicle traveling westbound on FM 365 struck the person that had been ejected.  During the course of these events, another vehicle traveling east on FM 365 struck the westbound vehicle that had initially avoided the crash with the deceased's vehicle.

At no time during this crash were vehicles ever submerged underwater.

At this time, emergency personnel are still on the scene and FM 365 is closed for an unknown period of time.  Troopers are continuing to investigate this crash and details on injuries and the identity of the person killed will be released as it becomes available.

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