Beaumont man killed in Chambers County wreck

A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety has identified a man who died in a weekend accident.  The spokesperson identified the victim as Derek Tremont, 24, of Beaumont.

The two-vehicle accident happened Saturday on Highway 124 in Chambers County.

The DPS spokesperson said six other people from Beaumont, ranging in age from 19 to 25, were injured.

The accident involved two pickup trucks with five people in one vehicle and two in the other truck.

Corporal Dustin Blackburn said that Tremont and another critically injured patient were taken by medical helicopters to a Galveston Hospital. He said the other people involved in the accident were taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

According to Corporal Blackburn, it appears alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Funeral arrangements for Derek Tremont are pending under the direction of Broussard's Mortuary.


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