Beaumont man killed in Hwy 365 accident

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that a Beaumont man died in an overnight accident.

According to the spokesperson Joe Morales, 43, died just after midnight at the corner of Highway 365 and Old Gilbert Rd.  Morales was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup southbound on Highway 365 when he left the roadway and the truck overturned.

Morales was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont were he was pronounced dead at 1:31 am.  The DPS spokesperson said Morales was not wearing a seat belt.

The DPS is still investigating the accident and has not yet said whether speed, sleep or alcohol played a part in the incident.


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