DPS

Updated, August 5:

A head-on collision in front of the DuPont Plant in Orange County sent three people to a Beaumont emergency room on Aug. 3, one of whom was flown to the hospital via medical helicopter due to the severity of injuries she sustained in the wreck, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A Newton County motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Vidor man on July 31, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to a news release from Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 8:00 p.m. that evening, 37-year-old Henry McIntyre of Vidor was traveling westbound on FM 1004 on his 1996 Honda motorcycle. As the vehicle went into a curve on FM 1004 near CR 3089 in Newton County, McIntyre reportedly lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. 

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An ATV accident in Newton County claimed the life of a Nederland teen on Aug. 1, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods presents Heroic Efforts Awards.

Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a DPS trooper received Heroic Efforts awards July 27 for life-saving endeavors on behalf of a man trapped inside a burning car after a June 29 accident.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is lowering the speed limit on Highway 12 in Orange County.

According to a news release from DPS, the speed limit along SH 12 will be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph beginning Monday, Aug. 3, "as a result of a recent speed study." Drivers are urged to drive cautiously and adjust their habits to reflect the change.

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Six people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle crash on US-69 near Colmesneil on June 24, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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A six-vehicle accident sent five people to the hospital this morning, June 4, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The accident occurred on Interstate 10 at mile marker 868 in Orange County at approximately 3:00 a.m., reports DPS.  The five people injured were sent to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.

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UPDATE: State troopers have identified the teen who was killed on his bicycle Friday night in the crash on FM 62 near Buna.

The victim was 15-year-old Dakota Sorenson of Houston.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is still investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedal cyclist last night on FM 62 near Buna.

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A Buna man was discovered deceased inside his truck in the woods north of Deweyville hours after an apparent accident, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A Louisiana man was found dead inside his vehicle after the car he was driving left the roadway and became submerged near Bridge City on Feb. 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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