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
About the Author: Carol Riley
Officer Carol Riley is a 29 year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department. She hired on in 1992 and is currently assigned to Beaumont Police Community Relations Unit. She is a law enforcement coordinator for Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers and a Public Information Officer for City of Beaumont Emergency Management.