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Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD students in stable condition after Wednesday morning crash, district officials say

The students were on their way to a football camp at the Little Cypress Mauriceville High School when the crash took place.

ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District officials are "hoping for a swift and speedy recovery" after a Wednesday morning crash that involved some of their students.

The students were on their way to a football camp at the Little Cypress Mauriceville High School when the crash took place.

The single car crash happened on FM 1130 near Zavala Road in Orange County around 7 a.m. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are working to figure out what led to it. 

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2018 Ram pickup was traveling northeast. Troopers believe the Ram traveled off the road and hit a tree with its front center, according to a news release from DPS.

The driver, a 16-year-old from Orange, was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. His passengers, a 15-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 12-year-old were also taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. 

Another 12-year-old was taken to UTMB Health for treatment, according to the release. 

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Superintendent Stacey Brister said she rushed to the scene.

“District personnel were saddened to learn of a car accident involving several LCM students who were headed to football practice early this morning," Brister said. "The students and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. We’re hoping for a swift and speedy recovery for all involved."

District officials plan to work with students and their families as they recover.

"Our prayers are with the families and the students as they begin this recovery process, and we will work with them to get them through these days, these challenging days ” Brister said. "Because they will face challenges as they overcome both physically and emotionally from the challenges of this accident."

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

Credit: EJ Williams

From a Texas Department of Public Safety news release:

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Farm-to-Market Road 1130, near Zavalla Road, that occurred this morning, July 27, 2022. The preliminary investigation indicates that approximately 7 a.m., a 2018 Ram pickup was traveling northeast. It is reported that the vehicle traveled off the road to the right and struck a tree with its front center. The driver, a 16-year-old of Orange, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. His passengers, a 15-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old, all were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. There was one 12-year-old that was transported to UTMB Health for treatment. This is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

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