Early morning accident claims life of Orange man
An Orange man was discovered dead in his vehicle by a pedestrian at 3:39 a.m. in a ditch on the corner of Hudnall and South Teal Roads in Orange.
According to Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Derry Dunn, Charles Ray Block, 34, was discovered hours later after the wreck occurred since the vehicle was cool to the touch. There have been other reports of a the vehicle striking a tree, but Dunn says this is not the case.
Block was traveling at a high rate of speed when he is believed to have veered off to the right. He then over-corrected and lost control of his Honda. His vehicle then slid off the road and became airborne over a deep ditch. His vehicle continued forward hitting a bank before landing in a ditch. When the pedestrian discovered the wreck hours later they attempted to get Block out of the vehicle without success.
Dunn arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead and ordered an autopsy. Results are pending.