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Trooper Richard Howard with the Texas Department of Public Safety and I.D. Tech Officer Thorton with the Orange Police Department are among the law enforcement officials reconstructing the crash scene of the fatal hit and run accident that killed Ava Lewis and her daughter Lamya Newhouse. RECORD PHOTO – MARK DUNN

Monday, Nov. 2, at approximately 8:00 pm, the Orange Police Department received a call of an automobile-pedestrian accident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Dr.

Ava Lewis, 25, and her six year old daughter, Lamya Newhouse, were attempting to cross MacArthur Dr. on foot, when they were struck by a west bound vehicle.  Both subjects were killed in the accident.

The vehicle involved fled the scene west bound on MacArthur Dr.  It was described by witnesses as a small white car, possibly a four door and resembled a Ford Focus.  There is no description of the driver or number of occupants.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to please call the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.