Area teenager killed in one-vehicle crash

Published 1:50 pm Saturday, January 1, 2022

ORANGE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred before daybreak today (Jan. 1).

The crash took place on old Highway 87, near Lydia Street.

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.

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