Thursday morning found a Dodge pickup truck towing several vehicles made an unexpected lane change on Hwy 73 several miles east of Port Arthur. This forced a semi truck to take evasive actions but the collision occurred anyway with the pickup. The momentum of the 18-wheeler moved it across the median into opposing traffic and then overturned. A Hazmat crew was working on cleaning up the spilled diesel fuel leaking from the wreck.
Th commercial truck driver was injured and taken to the hospital in Beaumont for treatment. The pickup driver was uninjured but was cited by Texas Troopers with unsafe lane changes.