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Criminal charges pending against Spurger 17 year old

by Emily Waldrep

Texas DPS says that criminal charges are currently pending against Jame' Michelle Whitmire, age 17, of Spurger, after being involved in an auto accident that killed a 94-year-old Silsbee man.

Trooper Stephanie Davis said Heubert Browning was a passenger in a car that was hit from behind on May 3 in Fred on Highway 92 by Whitmire. Davis says Whitmire received minor injuries and was treated at the scene, while Heubert Browning, age 94, of Silsbee, was sent to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, where he died the next day.

Lydia Browning, age 84, of Silsbee, and the driver of the Buick, and another passenger, Jeffery McGallion, age 55, were sent to a hospital for minor injuries.