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Update: DPS investigation of crash on Highway 62 in Orange County

DPS investigating crash on Highway 62 in Orange County

UPDATE from DPS 5:47 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017:

Preliminary reports indicate that a Ford F650 box truck was traveling northbound on Highway 62 in front of a Mack debris truck. The driver of the Ford box truck pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway in order to make a u-turn. As the driver of the Ford box truck attempted to make an unsafe u-turn, his vehicle was struck by the Mack truck. The impact caused the Ford truck to rollover.

Initially, injuries were reported to DPS, but neither driver sustained any injuries in this crash.

The driver of the Ford, Julius Tucker of North Carolina, was issued a citation for turned when unsafe.

There are no further details to be released.

Initial press release below from DPS 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6:

At approximately 4:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62, near Tulane Road, in Orange County.

At this time, Troopers and other emergency personnel are on the scene; however, details are extremely limited.

DPS can confirm there are reported injuries, but the extent of those injuries are unknown.

Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area and to stay alert for emergency vehicles.

Additional details will be released as information is confirmed.

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