Texas Department of Public Safety have released the names in the head-on collision that occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Farm Road 1442 and Cajun Way, in Orangefield.

According to the DPS, the driver of at 2006 GMC Sierra was Kelly Marie Dutta, 33 of Beaumont.

In the passenger seat was Margaret Jane Cottom, 61, of Jasper. Also in the truck was three year old Emily Dutta Knoddin. She was rushed to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston by helicopter and is listed in critical condition.

Earlier reports of a second child in the truck have not been confirmed.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Kathy Harrison Viator, 47, of Orange.

Troopers said Dutta, travelling south on Farm Road 1442 was attempting to turn on Cajun Way, when they struck Viator who was north bound.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.