On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:22 pm, Beaumont Police responded to a major crash in the 3500 block of North Major drive. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of a Ford SUV was traveling southbound when he struck another vehicle then lost control. His vehicle flipped several times before striking a utility pole and coming to rest in a ditch on the east side of the roadway. Beaumont Fire and EMS responded to the scene and removed the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The occupants of the other vehicle had minor injuries. The deceased victim was identified as Reed Nichols, a 76 year old Beaumont resident. The investigation is on-going.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10:31 pm, Beaumont Police responded to the area of Delaware and N 10th Street in reference to a major crash involving one vehicle. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by Beaumont EMS. Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a black Ford F150 was traveling westbound on Delaware at a high rate of speed before losing control and crashing into a telephone pole, and eventually coming to a rest in a yard in the 2500 block of Delaware. The deceased victim has been identified as Michael Lowe, a 60 year old Nederland resident. The investigation is on-going.