Two Vehicle Crash on Interstate 10 Near Adams Bayou in Orange County

Published 9:44 am Friday, May 27, 2016

Press Release — On May 26, 2016, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Adams Bayou in Orange County.

A Penske moving truck towing a passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Adams Bayou.  A Mercury passenger vehicle was traveling on the eastbound service road of the Interstate.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Mercury drove across the grass median, traveled onto the interstate and was struck in the driver-side door by the Penske truck.

The driver of the Mercury, 39-year-old James Kemp of Houston, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Penske truck, 29-year-old Andrew Westerguard of Del Rio, was not injured in the crash.

This is an ongoing crash investigation as Troopers work to determine the factors that contributed to this crash.