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UPDATE: Murder warrant issued in accident that killed Vidor High School student

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The Vidor police chief has informed 12News that a murder warrant has been issued for a Beaumont man who officers say caused a weekend collision that claimed the life of a Vidor High School Student.

Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows told 12News that Orange County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Judge David Peck signed a murder warrant Monday charging Kelvin Lee Roy, 32, in the death of Alexandria Bertrand.

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Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough told 12News that the murder charge is based on information his office received from Roy's girlfriend who was also in his car.  She told investigators that Roy was cussing at her and threatening to kill her as well as himself.  She said he was driving recklessly and purposely slammed his car into the van in which Alexandria was a passenger.

Kimbrough said the charge can be murder if, "...you intend to cause serious bodily injury and you commit an act that is clearly dangerous to human life and you cause the death of another individual."

He said there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the case, but he said they are not putting up with this and will be as aggressive as possible. 

Kimbrough said they consider Roy dangerous and did not want to risk him being released on the minor charge on which Jefferson County is holding him.  He said this is why the murder warrant was issued, to keep Roy in jail.

Officials have not yet said when Roy will be transferred to the Orange County Jail.  He is currently in the Jefferson County jail held on the drug charge.

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