Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm, officers responded to the 5000 block of S. Major Drive in reference to a major crash involving a passenger car and a motorcycle. During the initial investigation witnesses said a silver passenger vehicle was traveling south bound in the inside lane of Major Drive when a motorcycle, also traveling south bound, impacted the car from behind at a high rate of speed. This caused the car to spin around several times while traveling approximately 100 yards before coming to a complete stop. The motorcycle and its operator came to a stop approximately 25 yards from the car. The driver of the car, a 19 year old Beaumont woman, was not injured. The motorcycle operator, Cody Ray Kendrick, a 20 year old Beaumont man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
BPD Traffic Unit Investigating a Fatality Crash- 5000 block of S. Major Drive
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About the Author: Carol Riley
Officer Carol Riley is a 25 year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department. She hired on in 1992 and is currently assigned to Beaumont Police Community Relations Unit. She is the law enforcement coordinator for Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers and Public Information Officer for City of Beaumont Emergency Management.