Woman killed in fatal wreck

Published 9:05 am Monday, May 21, 2018

PRESS RELEASE — On 05-18-2018 at 11:28 pm, officers of the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 9500 blk. of Highway 62 in regards to a major accident involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer. Upon arrival at 11:37 pm, officers found a 60 year old female resident of Orange County had been operating a pickup truck southbound on Hwy 62 and had crossed over into the northbound lane for an unknown reason and collided with the tractor trailer. The female was transferred by Acadian Air Med to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where she was pronounced deceased.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. The driver of the tractor trailer, a 53 year old male resident of Redfield, Arkansas was not injured.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange Fire Department, and Acadian Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson of Jefferson County ordered an autopsy to be performed on the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.