Port Arthur woman dies in one-vehicle Friday crash

Published 12:20 am Friday, December 10, 2021

A local woman died early Friday after crashing her vehicle into a concrete pillar.

Port Arthur Police Det. Sadie Guedry said the wreck happened at 1:38 a.m. on Texas 73 near Ninth Avenue, where the driver lost control and left the roadway.

A Port Arthur woman was traveling east on Texas 73 when she lost control and fatally crashed into one of the pillars at the overpass Friday morning. This shows northbound Ninth Avenue at Texas 73. (Mary Meaux/The News)

The vehicle ended up crashing into one of the pillars of the overpass on Ninth Avenue.

UPDATE: Port Arthur authorities identify young woman killed in Friday crash.

Jefferson County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Marc DeRouen said the deceased is a female in her mid-20s from the Port Arthur/Port Acres area. Speed, he said, was a contributing factor in the crash.

“It’s a very sad situation,” DeRouen said.

DeRouen said the woman was driving a black Honda.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Guedry said the case remains under investigation and is pending toxicology.

The victim’s name has not been released by authorities.