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Incident: Fatality Accident  May 15, 2023

For Immediate Release
 May 16, 2023

On Monday, May 15, 2023, just before 8:30 am, Lake Jackson Police, Lake Jackson Fire, and Lake Jackson EMS responded to a call of a major accident in the 100 block of Hwy 332 E in Lake Jackson, Texas involving a single-vehicle.  Upon first responders’ arrival, a 2007 orange in color Chevrolet Avalanche was located with significant damage after rolling several times.  The driver and only occupant of the Avalanche, identified at this time as a 19 years of age male out of Houston, Texas was found to have been ejected from the vehicle during the crash.  It appeared the Avalanche veered striking the concrete guardrail before rolling several times.  The 19-year-old male was immediately given medical care and flown to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas by Life Flight. Officers and Investigators are still determining the cause and contributing factors to the accident.
 At about 4:00 pm, on the same date, the Lake Jackson Police Department was notified that the 19-year-old male had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  The name of the male is not being released at this time, pending notification of the next of kin.  

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 Roy W. Welch  
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