Hardin County man killed in Cleveland accident

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.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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