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

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.

Written by Kierra Sam (12News)

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