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Auto-Pedestrian Crash on the Interstate 10 Service Road in Orange County

Final Update — The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the pedestrian killed in a crash that occurred last night on the exit ramp 867 of Interstate 10 as 45-year-old Youssouf Tandia of Michigan.

The eastbound service road and the exit ramp 867 of Interstate 10 were closed for approximately two (2) hours while the crash was being investigated.  The roadways have since reopened.

This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released at this time.

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UPDATE — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) can confirm that the pedestrian involved in an earlier crash has been pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Simonton.

Preliminary results indicate that a pedestrian was walking in the roadway of the exit ramp 867 in Orange County near Cow Bayou.  The driver of a 2007 Ford SUV was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10, took exit 867 and struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was a 45-year-old man from Michigan.  His name will not be released until DPS notifies his next of kin.

The driver of the Ford, a 78-year-old man from Orange, and his passenger did not sustain any visible injuries.

At this time, the eastbound service road of Interstate 10 near Cow Bayou is closed.  The eastbound exit ramp 867 is also closed.  The service road and the exit ramp will remain closed until the crash scene has been safely cleared.  There is no time estimate as to when the roadway will reopen.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling in this area. Expect delays.

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Press Release — At approximately 8:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on the Interstate 10 Service Road in Orange County.   The crash is located on the eastbound service road near Cow Bayou.

Troopers and other emergency personnel have arrived on the scene, but details are extremely limited at this time.

Motorists traveling in the area near the crash scene are urged to use caution. Expect delays.