A Silsbee, Texas, man – David Wesley Webb, III – was killed Thursday, Oct. 19, around 8:27 a.m., in a two-vehicle accident in Cleveland.
According to Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard, the accident was a major commercial vehicle accident on the SH 105 bypass between FM 1010 and US 59, causing a complete shutdown of the bypass for about five hours.
Webb was traveling eastbound on the bypass in a passenger vehicle when he reportedly traveled into the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler carrying coils of rolled steel. The rolls of steel came off the trailer after the crash, requiring crews to reload them onto a second tractor-trailer.
The driver of the 18-wheeler involved in the crash is Aaron Dixon Jr., 56, of Beaumont. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital. He was released later that day.
Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace Ralph Fuller conducted an inquest at the scene and made the pronouncement of death.
The crash is still under investigation at this time.