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One dead, two injured after crash between SUV and 18-wheeler

One person is dead and two were sent to area hospitals after a crash between an SUV and an 18-wheeler on Texas 73 near the railroad tracks on Wednesday.

Port Arthur police received the call around 6:03 p.m.

Preliminary reports show the driver of an SUV made a U-turn in front of the 18-wheeler, according to a spokesperson with the PAPD. The driver of the SUV died at the scene.

Texas 73 westbound from Texas 82 will be closed for about four more hours as of 7:30 p.m. Texas 73 eastbound from Houston remains open.

No further information was available Wednesday night.