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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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DPS responded to a two-vehicle crash that injured the drivers of both vehicles on F.M. 92 near the E-Z Mart store, in Hardin County approximately 5 miles north of Silsbee, at about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 19, reports Trooper Stephanie Davis.

According to a news release from Trooper Davis, both northbound and southbound lanes of F.M. 92 were closed after the accident. The lanes reopened at about 6:35 p.m.

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An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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