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Beaumont police find body lying in ditch after fatal hit-and-run

The body was found in the 5100 block of Helbig Road.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are investigating a scene of a fatal accident that left a victim lying in a ditch.

The body was discovered in a ditch located in the 5100 block of Helbig Road Saturday morning.

Investigators say the victim was hit by a car 'possibly' early Friday morning. The victim's name will not be released until a family relative has been notified.

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News release from Beaumont Police...

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Beaumont Police responded to the 5100 block of Helbig in reference to a person lying in the ditch. 

When Officers arrived, it was clear that the individual was deceased. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been struck by a vehicle, possibly in the early morning hours of August 7.

The victim’s identity is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. The investigation is on-going. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Beaumont Police at 832-1234. 

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Beaumont Police responded to the 5100 block of Helbig in reference to a person lying in the ditch. When Officers arrived, it was clear that the individual was deceased. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been struck by a vehicle, possibly in the early morning hours of August 7.

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