On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:58 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 4100 block of Arthur in reference to a major crash involving a single vehicle. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree near the dead end of Arthur street. The driver was pronounced deceased and the passenger was transported by Beaumont EMS to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Beaumont Police Traffic unit responded to the scene as the investigation continues. The driver was identified as Herman Jefferson, age 35 from Beaumont.