Area man dies following head-on crash along West Port Arthur Road

Published 12:53 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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A Beaumont motorist is dead following a head-on crash Wednesday near Port Arthur.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at approximately 8:35 a.m. Wednesday on West Port Arthur Road near Highland Drive.

Preliminary investigation shows a Volvo dump truck was traveling south, while a GMC Yukon was traveling north. It is reported the driver of the GMC failed to drive in a single lane and crossed over into the southbound lane, where he struck the dump truck head-on.

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The driver of the Volvo, identified as Robert Cargile of Beaumont, was taken to a nearby hospital via personal vehicle for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the GMC, identified as 28-year-old Jonathan Doucet of Beaumont, was pronounced deceased on scene by Judge Ben Collins.

There was one passenger who was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

This is an active investigation, police said Wednesday.