A fatal accident in Nederland today left one man dead and his wife injured, police reported.
According to a news release from the Nederland Police Department (NPD), on May 23 at approximately 2:29 a.m., Nederland Police responded to a call of a one-vehicle traffic accident in the 2200 block of Canal Avenue. On arrival at the scene of the accident, officers located a 2001 Jeep overturned in the roadway. The driver of the Jeep, who was identified as 39-year-old Jerry Eden Marshall of Pt. Neches, was found to be deceased. His wife Brenda Michele Marshal, 46, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The preliminary investigation indicated the Jeep was traveling westbound on Canal Avenue, left the roadway, ran into the ditch, and then overturned back onto the roadway, according to police. Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam is conducting an inquest and has ordered an autopsy.