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Fatal crash on New Year's Day claims the life of Deweyville teen

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Old Highway 87 in Orange County.
Credit: EJ Williams

ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old from Deweyville on New Year's Day.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Old Highway 87 in Orange County, according to DPS Lt. Chuck Havard.

A preliminary investigation suggests the driver drove off the highway and into a tree.

The driver has been identified as Dylan Elmore, 18, of Deweyville.

Elmore was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

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Full news release from DPS...

ORANGE COUNTY - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Jan. 1, 2022, on old Highway 87, near Lydia St.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 2008 Honda pickup was traveling north on Old Highway 87 when the pickup drove off the roadway in a curve and began to skid before striking a tree.

The driver is identified as 18-year-old Dylan Elmore from Deweyville. Elmore was pronounced deceased at the scene by an Orange County Justice of the Peace.

Additional information is not available at this time.

Credit: EJ Williams

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