DPS investigates rollover accident in Jefferson County

DPS investigates rollover accident in Jefferson County

An accident involving two pickup trucks June 25 resulted in injuries to one of the drivers whose vehicle rolled over several times after being struck from behind, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reported over the weekend. 

According to Davis, 62-year-old Eddy Fobbs of Silsbee was traveling eastbound on Highway 73 near Englin Road in Jefferson County in a 2007 Dodge pickup truck. A 2004 Ford pickup truck driven by 30-year-old Eduardo Ortiz of Baytown was traveling eastbound on Highway 73 behind the Dodge. As Fobbs slowed the truck, Ortiz struck him from behind. The impact sent the Dodge into a side-skid, and the Dodge rolled over several times before coming to rest.

EMS transported Fobbs to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries. Ortiz was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

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