New details released in fatal Orange County crash

ORANGE COUNTY - New details released in a fatal crash in Orange County.
Around 4 Thursday afternoon DPS received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 near the Tulane Overpass.
Preliminary reports indicate that due to weather conditions, the driver of a Chevrolet passenger vehicle hydroplaned and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. As the northbound vehicle crossed into southbound traffic it was struck by a Jeep Wrangler. 
The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to spin into the path of the Toyota.  The Toyota struck the Chevrolet in the passenger-side door.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 27-year-old Gabrielle Ariel Bass, of Orange and her 7-year-old son were pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.  A third passenger in the Chevrolet, 48-year-old Melissa McMillan, of Orange, was also pronounced deceased at the crash scene by Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.
Melissa McMillan's 8-year-old son, a passenger in the Chevrolet, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries.  The 8-year-old child has since been transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and is listed in critical condition.
Gabrielle Bass' 4-year-old daughter was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Jeep, 43-year-old Michael Bloss of Lumberton, was not injured in the crash.
The driver of the Toyota, 46-year-old William Lippman, of Orange, did not sustain any injuries in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.

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