DPS investigates fatal accident in Orange County

DPS investigates fatal accident in Orange County

A fatal accident in Orange County June 8 claimed the life of a Jasper resident, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper David Hendry reported in a news release.

According to Hendry, Orange County troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 62 at the intersection of North Ridge Drive at about 8:30 a.m. The preliminary crash investigation indicated a 2005 International truck was stopped and facing north on S.H. 62 waiting to turn left onto North Ridge Drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Dodge van, Hendry stated.

The driver of the International truck was identified as Walter Lee Bean, 49, of Orange. A passenger riding with Bean was transported to a Beaumont hospital for precautionary measures.

The driver of the Dodge van was identified as Eddie Urbina, 29, of Jasper. Urbina was pronounced deceased at the scene by Orange County Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.

Troopers are still investigating the crash, said Hendry, and no additional information is available at the time of this report.

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