Nederland motorcyclist dies days after recent crash, police say

Published 12:27 am Thursday, August 12, 2021

NEDERLAND — A Nederland man died less than a week after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car, authorities said.

Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter confirmed that Russell Cessac, 62, died Tuesday afternoon.

In relation to the crash, no citations have been issued as it remains under investigation.

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Porter said the Texas Department of Public Safety would assist Nederland Police in a scale diagram of the wreck scene, which is not unusual when there is a fatality or potential for a fatality in a crash.

Initial reports indicate the Nederland motorcyclist was leaving a convenience store at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the 1900 block of Helena Avenue when he reportedly pulled out in front of a 2020 Honda Fit.

The car was driven by a Port Arthur woman and there was a male passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. They were not injured.

Police said Cessac was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, adding the collision was very near the victim’s home.

The occupants of the Honda are cooperating with the investigation, police said.