Orange County

Police arrested a man in Orange June 8 after he reportedly attempted to urinate on customers at a Valero station on 16th Street.

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A fatal accident in Orange County June 8 claimed the life of a Jasper resident, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper David Henry reported in a news release.

According to Henry, Orange County troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 62 at the intersection of North Ridge Drive at about 8:30 a.m. The preliminary crash investigation indicated a 2005 International truck was stopped and facing north on S.H. 62 waiting to turn left onto North Ridge Drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Dodge van, Henry stated.

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A teenage passenger of a car involved in an accident in Orange County on June 6 is recovering from injuries after the 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck in which she was riding reportedly turned illegally in front of an 18-wheeler causing the big rig to strike the vehicle. 

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Police in Vidor arrested a man June 1 on 14 outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions after initially stopping him for a minor traffic violation, reports the Vidor Police Department. 

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An accident in Orange County involving a passenger truck and a motorcycle claimed the life of Vidor man May 30, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Kadie Odom

A Vidor woman clinging to life in a local hospital succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that 27-year-old Vidor resident Kadie Odom died May 24 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred on May 22.

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A motorcycle accident in Orange County sent two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries May 22, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. 

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Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Peabody is no longer heading the department according to information from Orange County Judge Brint Carlton's office effective Thursday, May 12.

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A man trying to cross the highway was struck and killed in an auto-pedestrian accident April 28, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

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