Stephanie Smith Killed in Head-On Crash on State Highway 62 in Orange County

Stephanie Smith Killed in Head-On Crash on State Highway 62 in Orange County

Stephanie Smith ID’d as Woman Killed in Orange County Crash on State Highway 62

Orange County, Texas (April 15, 2022) – Authorities have identified the woman who died Tuesday night following a crash in Orange County as Stephanie Smith, 48, of Dequincy.

The deadly collision occurred at about 11:35 p.m. on April 12 on State Highway 62, about half a mile north of Orange.

According to the authorities, Smith was driving a 2017 Ford car southbound on State Highway 62 when, for unknown reasons, she allowed the vehicle to cross over the center median into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a 2011 Ford that was northbound, driven by 29-year-old Christina Johnson of Bridge City.

Smith died at the scene of the accident. Johnson was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in unknown condition.

No further details about the crash were immediately provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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