Jefferson County, TX (July 16, 2019) – Three-car accident sent six people to the hospital in Jefferson County.
The crash happened around 9:45 a.m. near TX 73 and west of Taylor’s Bayou.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephanie Davis, an 18-wheeler and a Buick SUV were stopped in the eastbound lanes of traffic on TX 73, waiting for an oversized load to cross the highway.
A van towing a trailer slammed into the Buick at a high rate of speed, pushing it into the ditch where it rolled several times before coming to a complete stop. The van also collided with the stopped tractor trailer.
The driver of the Buick, Dominque Celestine, 27, of Beaumont was taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the van, Christopher Smith, 47, of LaPorte was taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital with serious injuries.
Three of the four passengers in the van, Brandon Snider, 35, Christopher McDonald, 22, and Preston Bennett, 41, were taken to the Southeast Texas Medical Center with injuries.
The fourth passenger, Thomas Hersey, 61, of LaPorte was taken by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reportswill be made available in ten days.
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