Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3:27 am, officers responded to a single vehicle crash at IH-10 and Major.  A witness told officers the driver of the 2018 Honda sat through two cycles of the light at N. Major and College.   The witness made contact with the male driver and he pulled into a gas station on the corner of N. Major and College.   The witness was concerned about the driver so he pulled in behind him.  The driver became agitated, sped out of the parking lot and proceeded south on N. Major at a high rate of speed.  When the driver approached Major and IH-10 he lost control and crossed over into the northbound lanes of traffic. He went through the intersection and struck the first overpass column on the northeast side.

The driver was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver was intoxicated.


The driver was identified as Wayne Keith Brown, a 48 year old Port Arthur resident.