BEAUMONT, Texas — A 76-year-old Southwest Louisiana woman lost her life in a wreck Tuesday evening along Interstate 10 west of Beaumont.
It happened Tuesday around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of FM 365 and the westbound exit ramp of Interstate 10 in Beaumont. The crash was initially reported as a head-on collision, but further investigation shows the side door of a vehicle was struck.
Celsa Delrio Huebel, 76, of Iowa, Louisiana, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating. They say a 2017 Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on FM 365 and a 2006 Pontiac passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on I-10. The driver of the Pontiac later took the exit ramp towards FM 365.
As the Pontiac, driven by Huebel, approached the intersection at FM 365, it stopped at the stop sign. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Pontiac pulled out into the path of the Chevrolet and was struck in the driver-side door, DPS says.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 28-year-old woman of Beaumont, and two young children were not injured in the crash, DPS says.
This is an ongoing investigation. We will update you when we receive more information.
Initial DPS news release...
At approximately 5:45p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a head-on collision on FM 365 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred just north of Interstate 10.
Troopers and other emergency personnel are on scene; however, details are very limited.
There are reports of serious injuries and the Justice of the Peace has confirmed there is a fatality.
This is an active crash scene and there are no additional details available at this time.