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Buna man dies in crash at intersection of Hwy 96 and Nerren Drive in Silsbee

The driver of the Toyota has been identified as Arthur Simmons, 83, from Buna

SILSBEE, Texas — A Buna man has died following a crash at intersection of Hwy 96 and Nerren Drive in Silsbee.

The crash happened around 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

According to a release from Silsbee Police, the driver of a silver Toyota SUV pulled out in front of a 2000 model, gray Chevrolet 4 door passenger car that was traveling north on US Highway 96. 

The driver of the Toyota has been identified as  Arthur Simmons, 83, from Buna.

Simmons was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hardin County JP 6 Jackie Werner.

A passenger in the Toyota SUV, a 76 year old female from Orange, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

The Chevrolet car  was driven by Ian Tate, 22, of Silsbee. 

A 21 year old female from Silsbee was a passenger in the Chevrolet.

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Both were taken by ambulance to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.

Their condition is not known at this time.

This is a developing story.

Stay with 12News for more updates as we get them.

SILSBEE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at approximately 12:30 PM, Silsbee Police responded to the 3000 Block of US Highway 96, at the intersection of Nerren Drive and US Highway 96, in reference to a two vehicle crash. Officers determined that a 2012 model, silver Toyota SUV pulled out in front of a 2000 model, gray Chevrolet 4 door passenger car that was traveling north on US Highway 96. The Toyota SUV was driven by Arthur Simmons, 83, from Buna, TX. Simmons was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hardin County JP 6 Jackie Werner. A passenger in the Toyota SUV, a 76 year old female from Orange, TX, was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. The Chevrolet 4 door passenger car was driven by Ian Tate, 22, of Silsbee, TX. A 21 year old female from Silsbee was a passenger in the Chevrolet. Both occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. 

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