On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 5:50 A.M. Officers responded to IH-10 Northbound and Southbound at Laurel in reference to a fatality crash.
The Beaumont Police Traffic Unit responded and is still investigating the crash.
Preliminary information gathered from the scene revealed the operator of a box truck, transporting mail, was traveling northbound and lost control of the vehicle. He struck a cement center divider and knocked it into southbound traffic. A 2016 Ford Escape operated by Jonathan Allen Droddy, a 32 year old man from Vidor, traveling southbound, was struck by the box truck. Droddy was killed upon impact. The retaining wall struck a gray GMC Sierra pick-up that was traveling southbound. The driver of the pick-up was not injured. The driver of the box truck had non-life threatening injuries. The crash is still under investigation.