Fatal accident in Mauriceville
Amanda Lee Guelker, 19, of Buna was killed about 3:22 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 62 just north of the intersection of Highways 12 and 62. Guelker was traveling north on Highway 62 at a high rate of speed when a vehicle in front of her stopped to make a turn. Guelker attempted to slow down but spun out which caused her to lose control. As a result she traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic.
Her vehicle, a Ford Mustang, struck a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck head on causing it to roll on it’s side. The truck was driven by 44-year-old Ronnie Curtis of Port Arthur. He was transported to Baptist Orange Hospital. Guelker was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Pct, 2, Derry Dunn. An autopsy was ordered. According to troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, no illegal activity such as drugs or alcohol is suspected.