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Two Southeast Texas women killed in head-on wreck Monday night in Orange County

The wreck happened at about 9:30 p.m. along Texas 62 near Tulane Rd.

ORANGE, Texas — Two Southeast Texas women were killed in a head-on wreck Monday night along Texas Highway 62 in Orange County.

Brittnie Eldridge Adaway of Nederland, 23, of Nederland, died at the scene of the wreck along Texas 62 near Tulane Road and Sheila Lavalle, 59, of Orange, died later at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The head-on wreck happened near Tulane Road along  Texas Highway 62 in at about 9:30 p.m. according to a news release from the DPS. Orange County, near Tulane Road. 

Troopers believe 2014 Honda passenger car, driven by Lavalle, was traveling north, when it drove into the southbound lanes and struck a 2019 Kia passenger car, driven by Adaway, head-on.

The family of Adaway has created a GoFundMe account to help with funeral costs.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

Credit: EJ Williams

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Read the original Texas Department of Public Safety news release...

ORANGE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on state Highway 62, just south of Tulane, that occurred today, August 22, 2022.

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2019 Kia passenger car was traveling south while a 2014 Honda passenger car was traveling north. It is reported that the Honda traveled into the oncoming lane and struck the Kia head-on.

The driver of the Kia was pronounced deceased on scene. Their identity is not immediately available pending notification of their next of kin.

The driver of the Honda was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where they were pronounced deceased by medical staff. Their identity is not immediately available pending notification of their next of kin.

This is an ongoing investigation and there is no additional information available at this time.

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