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Search to continue for possible second accident victim

As we reported early Wednesday morning, a one vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 96 in Evadale on the Neches River Bridge, could possibly have had a second victim.

In our earlier report, DPS Sergeant Shana Clark said that a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 was traveling north and reportedly traveled off the road to the left, where it struck the guardrail and overturned multiple times, causing the driver 49-year-old Dana Kendrick of Buna to be ejected.

Kendrick was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Jasper County Information Deputy Karli Cherry said, (County Officials are searching for a possible second person) "We sent the Emergency Corps based on a call we received however we have no information confirming that there are any additional occupants. We are looking out of an abundance of caution but nothing confirming at this time".

Emergency Corps searchers were on the water for the better part of the day. Emergency diver, David Littlefield said that the water was far too swift to dive, so they utilized sonar to search the river until it became too late to search. The search will resume in the morning.

The identity of the presumed victim will not be released until the search has concluded.

All photos courtesy of David Littlefield


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