Port Arthur police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that lead to a five car pileup.

Friday evening, James Joseph Levron was taken into custody in the death of Jose Pompas Leal.

Police and firefighters responded to reports of a major wreck at the intersection of 39th Street and Memorial Blvd Thursday morning at about 11:30 a.m.

Police say Leal was shot about a mile north of the wreck scene and was driving south on Memorial Blvd at a high speed when he struck an SUV that was crossing the intersection.

The impact caused a chain-reaction and three other cars became involved in the wreck police said.

Seven people were transported from the wreck scene according to a spokesperson with Acadian Ambulance.

Levron is charged with murder.