On Friday June 15, 2018 at 1:33 a.m., Two Beaumont Police Officers were patrolling in the area of Washington and Avenue A when they observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop however, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. After fleeing a short distance, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several fixed objects near Kenneth and Elgie. The driver, identified as 27 year old April Phillips, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is on-going.