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Beaumont police identify man killed in Tuesday-morning accident

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BEAUMONT -

A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has identified a person who was killed Tuesday morning in an accident on Twin City Highway in front of DuPont.

Beaumont Police Sgt. Rob Flores has identified the victim as Richard Wayne Short, 64, formerly of Nederland.

The accident involves at least three vehicles.

Sgt. Rob Flores with the Beaumont Police Department told 12News that police received a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday of a major wreck.

Twin City Highway was closed in front of DuPont as was the Highway 69 to FM 347 exit while the accident was investigated.  All lanes of traffic reopened just after 10 a.m.

Sgt. Flores says the deceased was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Flores.

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