Victim identified in fatal accident off W. Cardinal Drive

BEAUMONT - The victim involved in a fatality crash off West Cardinal Dr. is identified as 24-year-old Derion C. Perkins.

Investigators said Perkins was driving his Chevy Avalanche at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle.

 

He was the only person in the vehicle and was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene.

All lanes of traffic on W. Cardinal drive are open after being shut down from Fannett to 4th street for several hours after the wreck.

Previous information:

The Beaumont Police Department is closing both North and Southbound lanes of W. Cardinal Drive due to a single fatality car crash in the 4100 block.

Drivers are advised to exit 4th St. if they are traveling Northbound. Vehicles traveling southbound are advised to exit Fannett Road.

Both the North and South bound lanes will be shut down until further notice for investigation. BPD advises drivers to use alternate routes and drive with caution.

The name of the deceased will not be released until the next of kin is notified.

 

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