On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:09 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 5300 block of Pine St. in reference to a major traffic crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that the lone occupant of a red Chevy Cavalier was traveling North bound in the 5300 block of Pine Street and lost control of the vehicle in the curve. It appears that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest on it’s top. Beaumont EMS arrived and pronounced the victim, identified as 57 year old Benny Nettles, deceased on scene. Next of kin has been notified.