Hardin County

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an escape that occurred at the Hardin County Jail.

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On April 20 at about 7:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash near Saratoga on FM 770 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 22-year-old Mekayla Victoria Howard of Kountze, was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston following the two vehicle crash on FM 421 in Hardin County.

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Three drug-related convictions in Jefferson County and Hardin County were handed down this week.

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At approximately 4:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US 69, near Cooks Lake Road, in Hardin County, Texas DPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported at 7:33 p.m.

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UPDATE, 1/9 at 1:40 p.m.: Fifty-five year old Roy Albert Pierson of Livingston was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries following an early morning crash on Highway 327. However, Pierson’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening, DPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

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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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A rollover caused delays this morning on US 69 in Hardin County. The accident on US 69 near Cooks Lake Road was reported this morning around 6:40 a.m., DPS Sergeant Stephanie Davis said in a release.

A 2006 Ford truck was traveling southbound on US 69 in Hardin County, according to initial reports mentioned in the statement. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover.

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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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At approximately 2:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two vehicle crash on US 69 in Hardin County. The crash occurred approximately one mile south of Highway 327.

A 2004 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on US 69. A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Ford crossed the center dividing line and struck the Chevrolet pickup truck head-on.

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