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Police release name of fatal crash victim

Port Arthur police have identified Julian Thomas Owens, 20, of Sour Lake as the victim of Wednesday’s fatal crash.

Port Arthur police received the 911 call around 6:03 p.m. Wednesday. Preliminary reports show the driver of an SUV, later identified as Owens, made a U-turn in front of the 18-wheeler, according to a spokesperson with the PAPD.

The driver of the SUV was deceased when police arrived.

The passenger of that vehicle was sent to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for serious injuries where he underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.