The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the man killed in a crash Tuesday on Seawall Boulevard.

Joseph Mellen, 47, of Galveston, was killed when his truck drove off of the Galveston seawall and crashed onto the rocks several feet below. The truck caught on fire after crashing. Mellen was declared dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police Mellen abruptly swerved left to pass another car traveling in the same lane. As the truck went into the center lane, Mellen over-corrected, lost control and drove off the wall, police said.

No one else was injured in the crash. 

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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