24-year-old Grace Lee, a graduate of Kelly High School in Beaumont, was killed in an accident on Interstate 10, east of Breaux Bridge. The accident happened in St. Martin Parish at around 3:30 p.m. Friday.
A State police spokesperson said a pickup, driven by 30-year-old Angel Zermeno of Brownsville, was on I-10 pulling two other vehicles. The third vehicle, a 2005 Jeep Liberty, broke free, crossed the median and smashed into the oncoming car with the four Beaumont women.
Lee was in the back seat and was thrown out of the car. Investigators say she was not wearing a seatbelt.
A gathering of Miss Lee's family and friends will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, with a Christian Vigil at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.