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Fiery accident leaves one dead in Port Arthur


Police in Port Arthur are investigating a fatal accident that left one person dead.

The accident happened around 3 a.m. Thursday near the entrance of the YMCA located at 6760 9th Avenue

12News has learned that an SUV crashed into the back of a commercial vehicle.

A spokesperson for the Port Arthur Police Department said the SUV was fully engulfed in flames when officers arrived.

The spokesperson said it appears both vehicles were heading northbound when the SUV struck the rear of the commercial vehicle.  The driver of the SUV was mortally wounded in the collision.  the driver of the commercial vehicle received what were described as "non life threatening injuries."

Police have asked that the name and age of the SUV driver not be released pending notification of family members.

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