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Serious wreck on Hwy 62 in Orange County kills one, sends 4 to the hospital Thursday night

A female driver and the three children in the SUV with her were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a two-vehicle crash on an Orange County highway that killed one man and sent four others to the hospital Thursday night, according to a DPS news release.

It happened around 7:50 p.m. in the 17000 block of State Highway 62 near the Tulane Road intersection in Orange County.

A man driving a 2017 Nissan Frontier pickup truck was traveling south on the highway, and a woman driving a 1991 Ford Expedition was heading north.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the Nissan traveled from the southbound lane into the northbound lane of Highway 62 and collided head-on with the Ford SUV, according to a preliminary investigation.

The driver of the Ford and the three children in the SUV with her were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The female driver was seriously injured, according to a DPS spokesperson.

The driver of the Nissan pick-up was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing. Stay with 12News for updates.

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Credit: Eric Williams
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Credit: Eric Williams
Credit: Eric Williams

Full DPS news release...

ORANGE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, September 16, 2021, on S.H. 62, south of Tulane.

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 7:50 p.m., a 2017 Nissan pickup was traveling south on SH 62. A 1991 Ford SUV was traveling north on SH 62. The driver of the Nissan, for an unknown reason, traveled into the northbound lane and struck the Ford.

The driver of the Ford has been identified as Patricia Broussard, 39, from Orange. Broussard and three child passengers were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver is not available pending notification of their next of kin.

The crash remains under investigation, no additional information at this time

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