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Area man killed in early Thursday crash north of Vidor, authorities say

VIDOR — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that took place early Thursday morning on West Circle Drive, approximately four miles north of Vidor.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2:30 a.m., a 2019 Dodge truck was traveling east at an unsafe speed when the vehicle drove off the roadway to the right and struck several trees; ejecting the driver and passenger.

The driver is identified as 38-year-old Dallas Hemmenway from Hampshire.

Hemmenway was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont for treatment.

A passenger with Dallas Hemmenway, identified as 43-year-old Tyra Hemmenway, also from Hampshire was pronounced deceased at the scene by an Orange County Justice of the Peace.

This crash remains under investigation.