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Two people injured in one-car crash in Hardin County
DPS PRESS RELEASE BELOW: One-vehicle crash on Sunday
At approximately 12:30pm, there was a one vehicle crash on Old Kountze Road near Ben D. Smith Road in Hardin County. One passenger was transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital.
The driver of a Dodge truck was traveling northbound on Old Kountze Road at a high rate of speed. Old Kountze Road is part pavement and part gravel rock. The vehicle traveled off the pavement onto the gravel and lost control. The vehicle struck a tree stump, went airborne and landed upside down.
The driver, 20 year old Aaron Langford of Beaumont, refused medical treatment at the scene. The front passenger, 22 year old Tiffany Weaver of Silsbee, also refused medical treatment. The rear passengers, 27 year old Brandon Bolar of Silsbee and 25 year old Kimberly Raub of Silsbee, were both transported to St. Elizabeth hospital. Raub was flown by medical helicopter with broken bones and possible internal injuries. Bolar was transported by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.
Troopers do not suspect that alcohol contributed to this crash. This is still an active crash investigation.