Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5:17 P.M., officers responded to a car wash located in the 1500 block of Washington in reference to a fatal traffic crash. The preliminary investigation revealed a red Jeep, driven by a 56 year old Beaumont woman, struck and killed Gary Darkins, a 56 year old Beaumont man. The jeep accelerated out of one of the wash stalls, toward the vacuum stalls, and struck Darkins and his vehicle. Darkins was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Beaumont Police Traffic Unit responded to this incident and it is still under investigation.