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Santa Fe boy, 12, drowns after family car plunges into Neches River - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 23, 2014

Santa Fe boy, 12, drowns after family car plunges into Neches River

Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:00 am

A Santa Fe man whose 12-year-old son drowned in an auto accident earlier this week south of Diboll spoke out Friday about the crash, calling his daughter and late son heroes.

Tom Patterson, 65, said an eighteen-wheeler ran him, his son Chance and 14-year-old daughter off U.S. 59 south moments before their Hyundai Sonata crashed into the Neches River around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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