Texas Department of Public Safety

On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 87 in Newton County, TxDPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred just south of Bleakwood.

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On Feb. 7, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.

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On Jan. 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a possible plane crash near Jack Brooks Regional Airport, TxDPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

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On Jan. 27, the Port Arthur Police Department received a call at 9:34 a.m. regarding a train derailment near the 2100 block of Highway 87, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter reported.

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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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