48-year-old Stephanie Smith dead after a head-on collision near Orange (Orange, TX)

Authorities identified 48-year-old Stephanie Smith, of Louisiana, as the woman who lost her life following a head-on collision on Tuesday night near Orange.

As per the initial information, the fatal two-vehicle crash took place just after 11:30 p.m. on State Highway 62, a little more than a mile north of Orange. The preliminary investigation showed that a 2017 Ford passenger car was heading south, while a 2011 Ford passenger car was going north.

For unknown reasons, the 2017 Ford went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the 2011 Ford. The driver of the 2017 Ford suffered major injuries and was declared dead at the scene by a Justice of the Peace. She was later identified as 48-year-old Stephanie Smith. The driver of the 2011 Ford was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. No further details were provided.

An investigation is ongoing.

April 13, 2022

Source: 12 News

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