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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting final autopsy findings and toxicology results, but, according to Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson, preliminary autopsy results indicate a physical altercation 34-year-old Jason Murray Smith of Kirbyville was involved in at the time he collapsed was not what caused his death.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that Tyrone Gilbert of Port Arthur was found guilty of the first degree felony offense of murder in Judge Larry Gist’s Court.   According to a press release, a jury took a little over two hours to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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Original release, 8:12 a.m.:

The Texas Department of Pubic Safety reports that a major accident on Interstate 10 in Orange County has resulted in unknown injuries to the parties involved and lane closure on the westbound side of the interstate. At approximately 6:40 a.m., there was a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at Highway 12 in Orange County.  One of the vehicles involved was an truck tractor semi-trailer.

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George David Welch of Vidor turned himself in to authorities earlier this morning in Orange county, reports DPS.  Welch was wanted on a felony arrest warrant related to a fatal hit and run accident in Oct. 2014.

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