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Joshua Taylor

Detectives in Orange County are working to piece together the circumstances that led to a shooting Dec. 12.

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Jessica Talmadge, 29, of Buna was pronounced deceased Monday, July 16 after being found on the shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County on the morning of Saturday, July 14. 

According to a statement by Texas Department of Public Safety at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an injured woman on the improved shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County.

DPS Troopers responded to the area of Highway 12 and FM 1136.  Troopers located Talmadge lying on the westbound shoulder of Highway 12 with severe injuries.

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The horror became all too real the night of Friday, Oct. 13, when a grandmother leaving the Texas Maze of Terror with her grandchildren was hit on Highway 12 in Vidor.

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Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A head-on collision in Vidor resulted in multiple serious injuries with one of the vehicle knocked off the roadway, rolling multiple times before stopping.

According to a news release from the Vidor Police Department, dispatch received a call at 8:12 p.m. on Aug. 6 reporting a major accident involving a head-on collision at the intersection of SH-12 and Evengeline Lane near Quiet Village.

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At least one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment following a morning accident in Vidor Aug. 2 involving a pickup truck and a Little Debbie delivery truck. Vidor police directed traffic around the accident at Highway 12 and Tram Road, near the Interstate 10 West on-ramp. The fire department and Acadian ambulance also responded to the scene of the accident. 

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UPDATE Nov. 16, second update: Deputies have identified a suspect arrested related to the Nov. 15 robbery of Mauriceville Family Pharmacy on Highway 12, Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reported in a news release.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports a two-vehicle crash in Newton County Sept. 6 injured a Vidor man and a 10-year-old boy.

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Highway 12 between Texas and Louisiana has been reopened after severe floods that caused major traffic disruptions have subsided, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a news release. 

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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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