orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

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January 23, 2014

One killed in wreck late Wednesday

ORANGE — A 23-year-old man from Orange was killed late Wednesday night in a single car wreck.

Erik Blake Rigsby of Orange died Wednesday in a single vehicle collision on FM 1130 near Zavalla Road in an area between Little Cypress and Mauriceville in Orange County.

According to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Rigsby was traveling north on FM 1130 in a 2001 Honda Civic. He reportedly lost control of his vehicle for an unspecified reason, left the roadway and struck several trees at approximately 10 p.m., Wednesday.

Rigsby was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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