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UPDATE: Wreck closes Hwy 12 near Interstate 10

From staff reports

Randall Lee Castie, Jr., 45, of Vidor, identified as the driver in the wreck which shut down State Hwy. 12 on Monday.

Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center, at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Monday, received a call of a major accident in the 7000 block of Hwy. 12 involving a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler truck.

The preliminary investigation shows that the passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 12 and the 18-wheeler truck was traveling westbound on Hwy. 12. According to witnesses, the passenger vehicle began to drift into the westbound lane causing a head-on collision with the 18-wheeler truck.
Castie was pronounced deceased by Justice
of the Peace Rodney Price on-scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler truck was transported by Acadian Ambulance Service to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.