On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:45 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 6400 block of Hwy 347 in reference to a major crash involving an 18 wheeler and a passenger car. When Officers arrived, it was discovered that the driver of the passenger car was deceased on scene. Traffic Investigators responded and preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of the passenger car, was traveling southbound in the inside lane, and drifted in the the center turn lane, striking the back of the 18 wheeler who was making a left turn. The victim has been identified as James Lee McClendon, a 52 year old Beaumont man.