By Chris Edwards
MONT BELVIEU – An accident claimed the life of a Doucette man in Mont Belvieu.
According to reports, a two-vehicle crash occurred at around 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at the intersection of State Highway 146 and the Grand Parkway in Mont Belvieu. According to Jimmy Ellison, Chief of Police for Mont Belvieu Police Department, 22-year-old DaMichael Brooks, of Doucette, was driving a 2005 Saturn Ion sedan and failed to stop at a stop sign on SH 146.
Brooks was hit on the driver side of his car by a 2016 Chevrolet pickup truck. According to Ellison, Brooks was transported via medical helicopter to a Houston area hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the truck sustained injuries, though non-life-threatening, according to Ellison’s report. That driver has not been identified but taken to a local hospital and treated.
The Mont Belvieu Fire Department and EMS responded and treated both drivers on the scene before the helicopter was called in for Brooks.
According to a statement from authorities: “The investigation is active and ongoing with initial information indicating that Brooks had been traveling on SH 99 north from Mont Belvieu toward Dayton when he exited at SH 146 onto the service road.”
The crash resulted in a full shutdown of SH 146 for two hours until the scene was cleared.