HIGH ISLAND

A man is dead and two other people have serious injuries after an early morning crash Friday on High Island, Sheriff Henry Trochesset confirmed.

Two vehicles collided head-on in heavy fog about 7:35 a.m. on the south side of the High Island bridge on state Highway 124, Trochesset said.

The driver of a vehicle on the northbound side of the road was transported to a University of Texas Medical Branch emergency room and pronounced dead on arrival, Trochesset said.

The passenger in that vehicle, a woman, was transported to Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle on the southbound side of the road also was transported to the medical branch emergency room with serious injuries, Trochesset said.

Witnesses told investigators the second man was driving at a high rate of speed before the crash, Trochesset said.

Deputies suspect alcohol or some other impairment played a role in the crash, Trochesset said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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