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Beaumont man dies following one-vehicle accident
A 43-year-old Beaumont man was pronounced dead at the hospital following a one-vehicle accident that took place around 12:30 a.m. Friday on FM 365 and Old Gilbert Road, according to the Department of Public Safety.
It appears the driver was traveling south on Highway 365 in a 1999 Chevrolet pick-up when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned, DPS said.
The driver, identified as 43-year-old Joe Ignacio Morales of Beaumont, was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m and next of kin has been notified, DPS said.
Morales was not wearing a seat belt, DPS said.
Trooper Charles Combs is investigating the accident.