Orange man identified as driver in auto/ped wreck

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into Wednesday’s auto-pedestrian crash fatality that took place just outside Port Arthur.

DPS’ preliminary crash investigation indicates the collision occurred on Texas 87, approximately one mile east of Port Arthur.

Authorities said a man was struck and killed at approximately 5:20 a.m. by a 2008 Infinity car that was traveling west.

Sergeant David Hendry’s initial release indicated the pedestrian was struck in the roadway.

Police identified the driver of the Infinity as 24-year-old Orrin Landers from Orange. Landers was not injured as a result of the crash.

The identity of the pedestrian is not available pending notification of next of kin.

This crash remains under investigation.