Texas Department of Public Safety

Jan. 24 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on FM 253 in Jasper County. The crash occurred near mile maker 764.

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On Jan. 23 around 11:00a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper County. The crash occurred about two miles south of Buna, Texas.

A Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound in the inside traffic lane on US 96 through an active construction zone. For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist veered from the inside lane to the outside traffic lane and struck an unoccupied 2003 GMC flatbed pickup truck. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle.

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Issac Lynn Williams

On Jan. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the human trafficking unit of his office for its work to help apprehend a suspect who fled the country after he was charged with using Backpage.com for sex trafficking of a teenage girl in Texas.

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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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At approximately 8:30a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a rollover crash on South Pine Island Road near Brooks Road in Jefferson County, DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

A Chevrolet passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on South Pine Island Road. The driver of the vehicle was traveling at an unsafe speed, hit a bump in the road and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle flipped end-over-end several times before coming to rest.

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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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Christopher Morgan

Christopher Morgan, 31, of Vidor has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on Concord Road in Orange County on Dec. 26, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A blood specimen has been submitted to the crime laboratory and toxicology results are pending, DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported Dec. 28. The investigation is still ongoing.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8:55 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a one vehicle crash on East Hamshire Road in Jefferson County.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Ford pickup truck was traveling eastbound on East Hamshire Road when the driver suffered a heart attack and drove off the roadway. The vehicle continued off the road and struck a utility pole.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers will be stepping up enforcement efforts to help ensure safety on the roadways this holiday season, according to a release from Sgt. Stephanie Davis on Dec. 13.

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