Texas

Brandy Leon Killed; Bryant Leon Injured in Accident at I-10 in Orange, TX

Date
March 2, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Brandy Leon, Bryant Leon
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
Yes

Where it Happened

I-10, Orange, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Road/Highway
I-10
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 collided with a GMX Sierra 1500


What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed one person involved at I-10 in Orange, TX on March 2nd, 2024. Authorities say the incident occurred just before 6 p.m. According to investigators, an eastbound Mazda collided with the rear of a Chevrolet Silverado. Directly following the collision, reports say the Silverado was struck once more by a GMC, the impact causing the vehicle to become engulfed in flames. A passenger in the Chevrolet, identified as 45-year-old Brandy Leon, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. Officials are saying the driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 48-year-old Bryant Leon, was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. The Mazda operator was identified as 28-year-old Matthew Phoenix. According to reports, Phoenix was arrested on Driving While Intoxicated and Manslaughter charges. Additional information was not available.

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