Christian Sykes Killed in Accident at State Hwy 73 in Jefferson County, TX

August 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Christian Sykes
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 73, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Silverado
State Hwy 73
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet SIlverado collided with the rear of a Chevrolet Suburban

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed a driver at State Hwy 73 in Jefferson County, TX on August 12th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 9:35 p.m. According to officials, a Chevrolet Suburban operated by 21-year-old Tristen Dunham is accused of traveling a high rate of speed while headed westbound before colliding with the rear of a Chevrolet Suburban operated by 45-year-old Christian Sykes. The impact from the collision is believed to have caused the Suburban to overturn multiple times, ejecting Sykes from vehicle. Sykes was pronounced dead at the scene while a 5-year-old passenger was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Officials allege Dunnam left the scene of the crash in a separate vehicle before he was later arrested on a manslaughter and accident involving death charges. Additional information was not available.

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