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.