In a heart-wrenching incident near Silsbee on February 9, 2024, three motorcyclists lost their lives, and another individual suffered serious injuries in a collision. The driver, 50-year-old Brenon Proulx, is now facing serious charges, highlighting the profound consequences of the tragic incident.
Allen Wesenberg Died: The Incident
The devastating incident unfolded around 6:45 p.m. on February 9, 2024, along FM 327 near the 748-mile marker. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Proulx’s vehicle veered into the eastbound lanes, colliding with two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The riders of the motorcycles were identified as 39-year-old James Means and his 11-year-old daughter CiCi Means, as well as 37-year-old Allen Wesenberg.
Allen Wesenberg, riding a 2005 Harley Davidson, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers of the motorcycles, James Means and CiCi Means, were rushed to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital with life-threatening injuries but, tragically, succumbed to their injuries despite the efforts of medical personnel.
Brenon James Proulx now faces serious legal consequences. Officially booked into the Hardin County Jail, he is charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle. These charges reflect the gravity of the alleged offences associated with the wreck near Silsbee, which claimed three lives and left another individual seriously injured.
The Texas DPS is actively investigating the tragic wreck, with traffic investigators dedicated to unravelling the sequence of events leading up to the collision. The goal is to provide clarity on the circumstances surrounding the incident and shed light on any contributing factors.
The profound grief experienced by the community is immeasurable. The loss of three lives in a single incident has left an indelible mark on Silsbee, emphasising the importance of road safety and responsible driving. The community is coming together to support the families affected by this tragic event.
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