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Fatality in South Newton County, Orange Woman Dies

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on State Hwy. 62, near the Orange County line, that occurred Monday, September 26, 2022.

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 7:05 a.m., a 017 Ford SUV was traveling north, while a 2021 Ford pickup was traveling south.  It is reported that the pickup crossed over into the northbound lane and struck the SUV.  The driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased on the scene by a Justice of the Peace.  She was identified as 53-year-old Stephanie Gillespie of Orange.  The driver of the truck, identified as 20-year-old Daniel Burge of Call, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

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