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DPS details cause of accident that led to I-10 shutdown

BEAUMONT  --  A massive traffic back up today was caused by a  multiple vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 10 (westbound) on the Purple Heart Bridge about 4:15pm involving six vehicles, including a truck tractor semi-trailer, DPS says.


According to a report from DPS, due to normal traffic congestion in the area, vehicles were stopped in the westbound lanes of I-10. The driver of a 2012 Ford pickup truck topped the crest of the bridge and noticed the stopped traffic. The driver of the Ford,  Ray Garza, 26,  of Orange, failed to control his speed and struck the stopped vehicles. This collision caused a chain reaction crash.


None of the occupants involved in the crash were transported by ambulance to a hospital. Several occupants, including two minor children, traveled by private vehicle to a local hospital for minor injuries.


All westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed for about two hours for debris removal and diesel spill cleanup. All lanes of Interstate 10 are now open. One eastbound lane was also closed because emergency vehicles were in it.  A truck spilled some diesel which had to be cleaned up before opening the 

Driver slams into back of Little Cypress-Mauriceville school bus
KFDM News - Troopers are investigating a crash involving a Little Cypress-Mauriceville school bus.

The school bus stopped around 4:30 p.m. today on the westbound shoulder of Highway 12.

The bus was about to unload students when troopers say a Chevrolet slammed into the back of the bus.
The driver was a 20-year-old man from Vidor.

Thirteen students were on the bus, but no one was hurt.

Traffic Update (6 PM) all lanes on I-10 Neches R. bridge now open

TRAFFIC ALERT -- BEAUMONT (DPS) --At 6 PM ;All vehicles involved in the crash have been moved off the roadway and all lanes east and west bound lanes are now open over the I-10 Neches River bridge.

Motorists should expect delays due to the large volume of stopped traffic from the crash.

Earlier report:

At this time, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 are open, but traffic is still heavy in the area. The westbound lanes will remain closed until the diesel spill has been cleaned up and crash debris removed from the roadway.


Motorists should expect delays due to the large volume of stopped traffic from the crash.

BREAKING -- Grand Jury indicts 6 officers in Freddie Gray death

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- The Grand Jury has indicted all six officers involved in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray.

The announcement was made by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby at a press conference held on Friday evening.

She also said some charges have been adjusted for the Baltimore City Police officers including a charge of second-degree depraved heart punishable up to 30 years in prison for Officer Caesar Goodson Jr.

All six face charges of misconduct in office. “Charges can and should be revised during an ongoing investigation” as new information is made available, Mosby said.

The Grand Jury has returned the indictment against the six officers who have already been charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Those officers are due to appear in court on July 2. 

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Lamar Police make arrest in indecent exposure case

BEAUMONT -- The Lamar University Police Department has released the name of the suspect arrested in the May 19th indecent exposure incident which took place near the Terrell Track. 


LUPD served an arrest warrant on the suspect at around 11:30 a.m. today.  Lamar Police arrested Kevin Womack, 39, male from Beaumont, Texas, for the alleged indecent exposure.  Womack was charged with Indecent Exposure and faces Stalking charges as well.


Tuesday morning a non-student female jogger observed an African-American male by the men’s restrooms, located in between the tennis courts and Terrell Track.

She said, the subject had his shorts pulled down and was masturbating in public. She recognized the male subject as somebody she had previously observed but did not report to LU Police. She said he was exposing himself last week at the track.

The female jogger was able to identify the subject from a photo line-up,and provided information on his possible whereabouts.

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