Accident

A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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A single-car wreck in Vidor on Friday afternoon injured the vehicle's driver, who was later arrested in relation to the accident.

According to DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, troopers responded to an accident involving a Mercury passenger car on Interstate 10 East in Vidor around mile marker 860 at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 14.

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An auto-pedestrian accident claimed the life of an elderly woman in Orange over the weekend. According to a police report, 86-year-old Faye Williams Bounds of Orange was struck and killed Jan. 26 at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of F.M. 3247 while crossing the road after retrieving her mail.

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Jessica Evans, 28, of Orangefield died Friday night, Dec. 27, as the result of a fatal traffic accident.

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Vidor police are currently investigating the death of a man discovered dead in a roadway at approximately 11:09 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, off South Street, the Interstate 10 service road, between F.M. 1135 and Cow Bayou. Richard Bryan Sanford, 48, of Vidor, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Price. According to police, Sanford was “struck and killed” while walking.

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A young Port Arthur resident was killed early July 7 when his vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole in the 4800 block of Dryden Road in Port Arthur.

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A fatal accident in Nederland today left one man dead and his wife injured, police reported.

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According to Orange County Deputy Martin Gaskin at the scene of an accident Monday morning, Feb. 11, around 9:30 a.m., a woman veered off the road in Rose City and crashed into a guardrail. The young woman at the scene said she lost control when her car hydroplaned on the westbound Interstate 10 access road near the Asher Turnaround. She said she was unhurt.

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A motorist in the 250 block of the westbound Interstate 10 service road near Green Man Recycling in Vidor lost control of her vehicle and struck a highway construction warning sign on Friday morning, Feb. 8. A state trooper at the scene said the driver was on her cellular phone near the time when the accident occurred. The driver was able to walk away from the one-vehicle accident without serious injury, but westbound I-10 traffic slowed to a crawl.

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