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Man dies Tuesday morning after car goes into water off Pleasure Island

Witnesses said the man drove off the roadway and into the intracoastal waterway

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A 39-year-old South Texas man died Tuesday morning after his car went into the Intracoastal waterway along Pleasure Island.

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023 around 6:11 a.m. The man was driving in a Honda Civic in the 3000 block of South Martin Luther King and struck an oncoming vehicle, according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

The driver of the Honda was just getting off of work at the Cheniere plant according to Jefferson County Precinct Seven Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett.

The Honda failed to maintain control, went off the roadway and into the ship channel.

After an extensive search by Port Arthur Police Department and Port Arthur Fire Department, the vehicle and the driver were recovered, according to the release. 

The case is still under investigation by Port Arthur Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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