Police release name of fatal crash victim

Published 12:05 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

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.

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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.