Victim of fatal motorcycle wreck this weekend was Port Arthur city employee

Published 1:01 pm Monday, August 1, 2022

The City of Port Arthur is mourning the death of an employee following a motorcycle crash overnight Friday.

James Addison, 47, died just after midnight Saturday in a crash in the 100 block of Gulfway Drive. The wreck involved a motorcycle, driven by Addison, and a vehicle.

Addison was pronounced dead at the a nearby hospital at 12:16 a.m., according to Justice of the Peace Marc DeRouen.

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Additional details regarding the crash were not immediately available.

In a written statement, Public Information Officer Cheryl Gibbs said, “The City of Port Arthur mourns the loss of Mr. Addison, and coworkers and administration will miss his kind spirit.”

This is the second fatal motorcycle wreck to occur in Port Arthur in the last week. On July 25, 27-year-old Steven Duenas of Port Arthur died when the driver of a pickup truck failed to yield right of way and pulled out in front of a motorcycle in the 2000 block of West Texas 73.

Duenas, the driver of the motorcycle, was killed on impact.