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UPDATE: Police release name of child killed in port arthur collision

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Port Arthur Police Sgt. Scott Gaspard has released the identity of a child who died in a collision on Thursday. 

The victim is identified as Chance Konkler, 7, of Port Arthur.  He was a first grade student at DeQueen Elementary.

The Port Arthur Police Chief Thursday told 12News that officers have reason to believe that the victim's mother may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she drove through a stop sign and caused an accident that killed her 7-year-old son.

The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Gulfway Drive and 4th Avenue.  An officer on the scene said the woman drove her truck through a stop sign.  The truck collided with a flower bed and another car before overturning on its side

The woman was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital.  Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton said she is unconscious and in the Intensive Care Unit and if she survives, she may face charges.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital.  Officials on the scene could not tell 12News the extent of the driver's injuries.

"I heard the crash, grabbed my friends.  We tried to push the vehicle, probably 10 guys, but it gives you chills when something like this happens," said one of the bystanders who tried to help after the accident.

 
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