Dayton woman killed in Orange Co. accident identified

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed in an early Friday morning crash on SH 62, near Tulane, in Orange County. She is Marci Jo Petty of Dayton.

The DPS crash investigation indicates that Petty was walking in the inside (fast) lane of SH 62 when she was struck by a 2012 Nissan SUV.  After the initial impact, she was subsequently struck by a Toyota passenger vehicle on SH 62.

Petty was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Hershel Stagner Jr. at the crash scene. 

The driver of the Nissan, a 28-year-old Jasper resident, was not injured in the crash.

The driver of the Toyota, a 25-year-old resident of Orange, did not sustain any injuries in this crash.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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