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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus stopped on a highway to load or unload students while flashing red lights are activated.

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A 23 year old man from Beaumont was found shot to death at the scene of a traffic accident in west Jefferson County, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Sept. 27 in Beaumont, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a release. 

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From the Texas Department of Public Safety:

On Sept. 29, at about 10 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on TX 62 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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On Sept. 15 at about 1:45 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County. The crash occurred near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

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On Sept. 16, at about 12:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 347, near Monroe Street, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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UPDATE (9/18): The fatal crash that occurred on Sept. 17 on TX 12 in Orange County has claimed the life of a second person. The passenger on the Yamaha motorcycle, 24-year-old Chelsea Miller of Buna, died late Sunday night from injuries sustained in the two vehicle crash. Initially, Miller was flown to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

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On Sept. 11 at about 3:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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On August 24, at about 4:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 on the Tulane Overpass in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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