Two women dead, one injured in Orange head-on crash


ORANGE, TX – An 18-year-old and a 21-year-old died in a three-vehicle collision in Orange caused by rainy weather conditions Thursday, according to KOGT.

The accident occurred in the 4100 block of Highway 62 N when the driver of a 2011 Ford Fusion, Orange County woman Maria Janie Medina, 21, lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic. The Fusion struck the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, then collided head-on with a 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

The driver of the Impala, 18-year-old Summer Grace Nichols, and a passenger in the same vehicle, Orange County woman Starr Cheyenne Jeanise, 21, were killed in the collision.

Medina was taken to the hospital in Beaumont with serious wounds.

The occupants of the Silverado were reportedly not injured.

According to authorities, the crash was partly due to the Fusion driving at a high rate of speed and the storms in the area Thursday.

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