Wreck on Hwy. 62 send two to hospital
At approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on State Hwy. 62 in Orange County. The crash occurred near Jones Street and involved two passenger vehicles.
The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicates that a 2018 Kia Sol was traveling southbound on State Hwy. 62 followed by a 2017 Nissan Maxima. The driver of the Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed and rear-ended the Kia. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to flip several times before coming to rest in opposite ditches.
The driver of the Kia, 22-year-old Michelle Peddy of Groves, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Derek Peveto of Orange, was also transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with unknown injuries.
Through the initial stage of the investigation, Troopers suspected that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this crash. A blood specimen was obtained from Peveto and the results are pending.
There are no additional information available at this time.