The victims involved in the deadly crash in the 2400 block of S. MLK are identified as Clyde Thompson, (driver) age 19 and Tonysha Lashay Smith, (passenger) age 19. The driver of the black Chevrolet truck is still in the hospital being treated and charges are pending. The investigation is still on-going.

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On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:13 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 2400 block of S. Martin Luther King in reference to a major accident.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a black Chevrolet truck was traveling north in the southbound lanes in the 2400 block of S. MLK. At that time, the Chevrolet truck crashed into a gray Nissan Altima head on. The driver of the Nissan Altima was pronounced deceased on scene and the passenger was transported to the hospital, where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet truck was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Detectives are continuing the investigation and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to this accident.

We will release further information tomorrow morning.