On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 around 10:46 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to the area of Helbig Road and Nathan Street in reference to a train- pedestrian accident. Beaumont EMS arrived and attempted life saving measures, however, the victim was pronounced deceased. Personnel on board the train advised that they observed the victim walking on the tracks and attempted to audibly signal him numerous times to move away, however the victim did not heed the warnings, at which point he was struck. Detectives are investigating and an autopsy was ordered. The victim was identified as Ronnie Pratt, a 34 year old Beaumont resident.
BPD Investigating Train- Pedestrian Fatality- Helbig & Nathan
About the Author: Haley Morrow
Officer Haley Morrow has been with the Beaumont Police Department for 6 years. Officer Morrow served on Patrol prior to being assigned to the Police Community Relations Unit in July of 2016. Officer Morrow comes from a family of Beaumont Police Officers, to include her Father, Brother, and Husband. Her sister is also employed with the City of Beaumont as a 911 dispatcher.