Deweyville teen dies in wreck

Published 6:31 am Saturday, January 1, 2022

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PRESS RELEASE — Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Jan. 1, 2022, on old Highway 87, near Lydia St.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 2008 Honda pickup was traveling north on Old Highway 87 when the pickup drove off the roadway in a curve and began to skid before striking a tree.

The driver is identified as 18-year-old Dylan Elmore from Deweyville. Elmore was pronounced deceased at the scene by an Orange County Justice of the Peace.

Additional information is not available at this time.