Accident

Two of three employees involved in an incident at International Paper's Orange Mill on Dec. 29 were transported to a local medical center for treatment of chemical exposure, reports International Paper's Orange Mill Communications Coordinator Ashley Moore. 

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Shahn Eric Waltmon

UPDATE, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m.: Dec. 29, 2016, at approximately 6 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 327, near Clearlake Road, in Hardin County that killed 44-year-old Shahn Eric Waltmon of Silsbee.

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Shawn Fronzaglio Sr.

CORRECTION: A photo that ran in The Examiner with this news item regarding the death of Shawn Fronzaglio Sr. included a photo taken from Facebook that was, in fact, Shawn Fronzaglio Jr. We regret the error.

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 A rollover accident occurred Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, on Highway 105, in between 2802 and the Orange/Jasper county line, about 100 yards from the scene of an earlier vehicle fire caused by a mechanical fault less than an hour before.

Orange County Deputy Scott Jacks confirmed that there were five children and two adults in the overturned SUV that rolled on the highway shoulder.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates the vehicle swerved to avoid striking another vehicle that was turning left.

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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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