On April 28, at about 4:45 pm the Orange Police Department responded to the report of an auto-pedestrian accident on the south IH-10 Service Rd. at the intersection with Hwy. 62.

Officers arrived to find that Ernest Lee Brown, 55, of Vidor, had attempted to cross the south service road in front of a stopped truck tractor. As Brown was crossing the street, the truck tractor proceeded through the intersection when the stop light turned green. The truck tractor struck Ernest Brown, resulting in his death. The investigation in ongoing at this time with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Judge Simonton pronounced Ernest Brown deceased.

The Orange Fire Department and Acadian EMS also responded.