Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:41 a.m. Officers responded to the 3800 block of Eastex Freeway in reference to a crash involving a 2017  Gray Chevy Cruz and a 2004  Blue Chevy Impala.

A 38 year old Beaumont man, identified as Kevin Cooper,  was driving the blue Impala north bound in the south bound lanes of the 3800 block of Eastex.  Cooper then struck a gray Chevy Cruz being driven by a 46 year old Batson man.  The crash resulted in the death of the Batson man.  During the investigation Cooper was found to be a felon in possession of a fire arm and was in possession of MDMA.  Cooper was intoxicated on an unknown substance and was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.