On Monday, April 11 2022 at 10:35 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 800 block of IH-10 East (westbound and eastbound) in reference to a major vehicle crash involving an 18-Wheeler. Preliminary investigation has revealed that an 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound on IH-10 and left the travel lane, striking the concrete divider and continuing into the westbound travel lane, crashing head-on with a black Cadillac Escalade that was traveling westbound. The driver of the Escalade was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as Emma Brooks, a 67 year old resident of Bastrop, Louisiana. The crash caused the 18-wheeler to spill HAZMAT on the roadway as well as two additional, separate minor crashes. Both directions of IH-10 were closed for several hours as Police investigated and crews worked to clean up the crash scene. The investigation is on-going.