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Multiple Vehicle Crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County

Final Update: At approximately 7:30a.m, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash involved six (6) vehicles and occurred in the westbound traffic lanes near Boomtown in Vidor.

Due to the normal early morning work traffic on Interstate 10, many of the vehicles traveling westbound were moving slow or were stopped.  A 2015 Chrysler passenger vehicle was traveling westbound in the inside (fast) traffic lane.  The driver of the Chrysler stopped, because traffic had stopped in front of her.  A 2013 Ford Edge was traveling westbound in the inside lane and did not noticed the stopped traffic.  The driver of the Ford Edge failed to control speed and rear-ended a 2014 Hyundai SUV.  The collision caused the Hyundai to rear-end a 2015 Kia passenger vehicle.  After being rear-ended, the Kia collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe.  The impact of this collision caused the Chevrolet to strike the 2015 Chrysler and a 2008 BMW passenger vehicle.

All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 near Boomtown in Vidor were closed for approximately two (2) hours, but have since reopened.

The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe, 80-year-old Mary Jones of Vidor, was transported by ambulance to Baptist hospital in Beaumont; however, the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time.

The driver of the Ford Edge, 32-year-old Ashley Fairchild of Vidor, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont with unknown injuries.

Fairchild was issued a traffic citation for failure to control speed.

There are no further details to be released.

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UPDATE: All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 near Boomtown in Vidor have reopened following a multiple vehicle crash.

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UPDATE : Troopers in Orange County are investigating a six (6) vehicle car crash in the westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10.  Two people have been transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

At this time, two westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 near Boomtown in Vidor are closed.  The roadway will remain closed until the crash can be safely cleared from the road.  Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area and stay alert for emergency vehicles.  Expect delays.

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PRESS RELEASE — At approximately 7:30a.m, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred in the westbound traffic lanes near Boomtown in Vidor.

At this time, there are few confirmed details on the crash; however, there are reports of injuries.  Further details will be released as information is confirmed.