Teen dies, another seriously injured in Newton Co. wreck

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - NEWTON COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A one-vehicle wreck in Newton County claimed the life of an Orange teenager Wednesday evening. Another teenager is listed in poor condition.

According to the Department of Public Safety report, Michael Bailey Miller, 16, was driving a 2011 Ford Mustang at 6:44 p.m., northbound on County Road 40203, when he drove off the road and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at a Beaumont hospital.

Chase Hogan, 15, was listed in poor condition with a severe head injury at a Lake Charles, La., hospital, according to the report. However, an employee with the hospital said he was not listed as a patient.

Neither teen was wearing a seatbelt.

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