Teen Injured in Accident at US 69 in Port Arthur, TX

July 8, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 69, Port Arthur, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Jeep Patriot
US 69
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Jeep Patriot veered into a guardrail, causing it to overturn

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a teen at US 69 in Port Arthur, TX on July 8th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:47 a.m. According to investigators, a Jeep Patriot headed southbound on US 69 was exiting the roadway before colliding with a guardrail for unclear reasons. It was alleged the steering wheel may have had a mechanical failure that contributed to the crash. Reports say the impact caused the vehicle to overturn, leaving the 16-year-old girl driving with serious injuries. Additional information was not available.

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