On April 1, at approximately 3:15p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 87 in Orange County. The crash occurred at the Orange County Airport.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on Hwy. 87. For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway. The vehicle continued off the roadway, entered the airport and crashed into an airport hangar causing extensive damage to a private plane.
The driver, 19-year-old Jake William Bell of Orange, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are unknown.