On Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:16pm, officers responded to a crash in the 2800 block of 11th Street. Witnesses said a vehicle crashed in the Family Dollar parking lot and the driver was trapped.
Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver, a 79 year old Beaumont man, was deceased at the scene. Officers from the traffic unit responded to conduct the investigation and determined that the driver of the vehicle was traveling southbound on Eleventh Street at a high rate of speed in a 1993 Chevy truck. He veered off the roadway and the truck traveled through the parking lot of Family Dollar before striking a large steel cargo container on the south side of the parking lot. Judge Jones responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy. The BPD Traffic Unit is still investigating the crash and we will not release the name of the victim until notifications have been made to next of kin.
Officer Carol Riley