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The 28-year-old man who died in a single-vehicle accident Oct. 17 has been identified as Orlando Raul Ramos. Ramos was working at the Coast Guard office in Port Arthur, and, according to DPS, had identification on him that indicated a home address in Florida. 

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Fatal Wednesday morning accident on SH 73

At approximately 7 am on Oct. 17, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a single vehicle crash on SH 73 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred at Needmore Canal.

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At approximately 7 a.m. on Oct. 17, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a single vehicle crash on SH 73 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred at Needmore Canal.

Initial reports indicate that a Nissan passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on SH 73. For an unknown reason, the driver of the vehicle struck the outside guardrail and lost control. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and came to rest in the canal.

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, preliminary reports in the Oct. 16 accident indicate that a 2003 Buick passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on SH 73. Due to the wet road conditions, the vehicle hydroplaned and the driver lost control. The vehicle struck the inside guardrail, which disabled the vehicle in the roadway. A Chrysler 200 and a Toyota SUV were traveling westbound on SH 73 and stopped in the roadway to avoid colliding with the wrecked vehicle.

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On Oct. 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported a multiple vehicle crash on SH 73 in Jefferson County.  The crash occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. near SH 87.

At the time, troopers stated that there were four vehicles involved in two separate crashes in the westbound traffic lanes of SH 73. Injuries had been reported, but the extent of those injuries had not been confirmed. Motorists were urged to use caution while traveling in the area and to stay alert for emergency vehicles and slow or stopped traffic.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating an accident involving two motorcycles Sept. 24, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, troopers responded to reports of a major accident on I-10 in Jefferson County near mile marker 834 at about 9 p.m.

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After failing to verify information required for his sex offender registry and violating other terms of his probation, convicted counterfeiter and child molester Christopher Shaun Drucker, 37, of Orange, was arrested Sept. 12 following investigations by The Examiner, the Orange Police Department, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Probation Office.

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No one officially knew where Christopher Drucker, a registered sex offender and convicted felon, was living until an investigation by The Examiner ensued. He is now residing safely behind bars at the Orange County Jail, and could face years in prison for violating his probation.

Examiner investigation ensues

Neighbors living on Amaryllis Avenue in Orange say, though they received notification that registered sex offender and convicted counterfeiter Christopher Shaun Drucker is living on their street, he isn’t and has not been there for months.

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A multi-vehicle crash on I-10 resulted in the death of 45-year-old Lake Charles man Dennis Carlin the morning of Thursday, Sept. 20.

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A traffic alert was released by DPS for Chambers County.

The update stated that I-10 westbound at FM1663 is currently closed due to an accident. It also encouraged drivers to, use an alternate route.     

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a warning for drivers to use caution after a crash in Jasper County lead to a vehicle roll over.

According to a press release rom DPS, Preliminary reports indicate that a 2016 BMW passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US-96.  Due to the inclement weather and wet road conditions, the driver lost control and traveled off the roadway.  The vehicle rolled over before coming to rest in a ditch.

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