Interstate 10

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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The body of a white male, later identified as 46-year-old Bobby Wayne Hodge, was found floating in the canal behind the Exxon Station at Washington and I-10 the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

A witness told the clerk at the gas station that there was a body floating in the canal,  a call was then placed and Beaumont Police and Fire responded to the scene. 

The body was removed from the water and it was noted that it appeared to have been in the water for an extended period of time. Detectives were then called to the scene.

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At 8:47 a.m. Beaumont Police received a call that a body was found in the drainage ditch behind Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse off of I-10. When first responders arrived they were able to retrieve the body from the water.

The body was confirmed to be a white male. 

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Interstate 10’s eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Jefferson County are closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 842.

According to a press release, initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was attempting to use an emergency crossover when his vehicle overturned.

All traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to hazardous cargo contained in the tanker.

State Troopers and Deputies with Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are on the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternate travel routes.

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A second multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to a press release by the Department of Public Safety, initial reports indicate that a commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by a 2009 Suzuki passenger vehicle.  The driver of the Suzuki rear-ended the 18-wheeler.  After the impact, the Suzuki was engulfed in flames.

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A 20-year-old Orange man was pronounced deceased after multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Texas Department of Public Safety photo

Update: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Womack, in Orange County on Sunday, July 22.

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The Texas Department of Transportation released a statement stating that due to construction to the Brush Island overpass, I-10 eastbound will be detoured to SH124 Tuesday, June 26, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. I-10 westbound will be detoured to SH124 Wednesday, June 27, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.

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A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County sent three to the hospital the morning of Monday, June 4. 

Initial reports from the Texas Department of Safety indicate that a Toyota passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by an Infinity SUV.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Toyota struck a concrete barrier.  After striking the barrier, the vehicle traveled back into traffic and was struck by the Infinity.

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Photo Courtesy of Texas Department of Public Safety

A tire blowout caused an 18-wheeler wreck on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County Sunday, May 6.

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