A single-vehicle crash occurred at the Red River Bridge in the early hours of Monday, August 28, 2023, resulting in the loss of Stephen Neece, a 67-year-old resident of Paris. Neece's truck veered off the road, striking one guardrail before crashing through the opposite guardrail, sending the vehicle into the Red River below.
Emergency responders and troopers arrived at the scene, finding Neece's truck submerged in the river. Despite their efforts, Neece was trapped within the wreckage for an unspecified period and was pronounced deceased on-site.
The incident is currently under investigation as authorities work to determine the sequence of events leading to the crash. No further details have been released at this time.