Accident

An Orange resident apparently struck by a train suffered serious injuries Nov. 12, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

According to a news release from OPD, dispatch received a call from the Union Pacific Railroad shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 12 reporting a train had struck an individual they said was lying on the railroad tracks. Officer arrived at the scene minutes later and discovered a 32-year-old man lying on the west side of the tracks with serious injuries. 

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Monday, Oct. 24, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on SH 63 about 9 miles East of Zavalla.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2011 Nissan SUV and a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer were both traveling East on SH 63. The driver of the Nissan reportedly applied the vehicle brakes to avoid striking a deer and was struck from behind by the Peterbilt.

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Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 69 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane on US 69. A Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69. The driver of the Dodge made a left turn into the crossover, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the passenger-side of the Dodge and was thrown from his bike.

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The family of a Winnie man who lost his life as the result of a kayaking accident in August are making an effort to help prevent future tragedies with a recent donation to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) for the purchase of life-saving water equipment. 

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Friday, Oct. 21, around 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a three-vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper county.

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JASPER COUNTY - From TXDOT: At approximately 1:45p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 63 West in Jasper County. The crash occurred near Sandy Creek Bridge.

A Cadillac passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 63 towards Jasper. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled into the woods and struck a tree.

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Police in Orange are looking for information surrounding the death of 29-year-old Gretta Danielle Franks of Iowa, La., whose body was discovered in a ditch along Interstate 10 on Oct. 8, reports Capt. Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department. 

Officers responded to a call reporting a deceased person in the 2400 block of S. Lutcher Drive at about 10:55 a.m. 

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public safety responded to a multiple vehicle accident that injured several people and shut down Highway 63 in Jasper Aug. 28, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

According to a news release from Davis, DPS received a report of a crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 63, approximately one mile outside of Jasper city limits, at approximately 4:25 p.m.

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State troopers investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident believe the crash may have been caused by a medical condition suffered by one of the two pickup truck drivers involved in the incident, reports Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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A Sugar Land mother died after being thrown from her vehicle during an accident that involved a tire blowout on Interstate 10 July 23, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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