On Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:09 a.m., Beaumont Police Officers responded to the 5300 block of Delaware in reference to a hit and run accident involving a bicyclist. Officers arrived and located the victim who was unresponsive. While en route officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle at Delaware near Eastex. Witnesses on scene observed the suspect vehicle strike the victim and continue driving until officers were able to stop his vehicle. The victim was later transported to Houston Memorial hospital and listed with critical injuries.
The suspect was identified as Jason Lynn McKnight, age 52 from Beaumont. He was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he was booked in for Accident involving personal injury or death.