BEAUMONT, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating after a major crash in Jasper County that killed a 17-year-old girl.
Texas DPS Troopers responded to the crash around 1 a.m. Sunday, April 14 on County Road 120 about five miles west of Jasper.
A 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck was going southbound on County Road 120 when the truck went off the roadway and hit a tree, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a news release.
The driver, Jarvis Samuel Wilson, 17, of Jasper, was taken in an ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. One of the passengers, a 15-year-old boy from Jasper, was taken Jasper Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and then released.
The other passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Orange, was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. However, she did not survive and was pronounced deceased by Dr. Brown about 2:36 a.m.
She has been identified as Muquala Lazenby, of Orange, Sergeant Stephanie Davis said in an emailed statement April 15.
This remains an active investigation and there are no additional details to be released.
None of the teens were wearing seat belts, Davis said.
Since the accident resulted in a fatality, Texas DPS took a voluntary blood specimen from the driver.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Davis said.
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