Beaumont Police Department responded to a vehicle accident in the 8200 block of Eastex Freeway directly on top of the overpass at approximately 1:42 p.m. Dispatch was advised that two people had fallen over the guardrail as a result of the accident.
During the early stages of the investigation, Officers discovered that a citizen had a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the roadway in an attempt to change it. Several other vehicles stopped and attempted to help change the tire. At this time, another vehicle lost control striking the rear of one of the vehicles.
The investigation is still on-going. At the time of the accident the two victims were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The female victim was pronounced Deceased and is identified as Linda Ann Renfro, age 56 from Beaumont. The other male victim is alert and listed in stable condition at this point.
The Beaumont Police Department is asking the public to please find a safe location when changing a flat tire. Please keep the Renfro family in your thoughts and prayers.