Dayton woman killed in Orange County identified

A 23-year-old Dayton woman, identified as Marci Jo Petty of Dayton was killed Friday morning, when she was struck while walking on the on State Highway 62 in Orange County at 6:15 Friday Morning.  She was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Hershel Stagner Jr. at the accident location. The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the incident. The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicates that the Dayton woman, a pedestrian, was walking in the fast lane of State Highway 62 when she was hit by an SUV.  After the initial impact, she was struck again by a passenger vehicle. The driver of the initial vehicle that struck Ms. Petty was a 28-year-old Jasper resident. That driver was not hurt.  Driver of the second vehicle was a 25-year-old resident of Orange. That driver also did not sustain injuries.  Again, Marci Jo Petty- age 23 of Dayton was struck and killed by two different vehicles on State Highway 62 in Orange County. Reportedly she was walking in the fast lane of traffic when struck Friday morning.  The investigation is on going.      

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