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Saturday morning motorcycle wreck claims life of 41-year-old Beaumont man

The call about a major traffic accident came in around 3:40 a.m. Saturday morning in the 7600 block of College Street.
Credit: Eric Williams

BEAUMONT, Texas — A  41-year-old Beaumont man was killed along College Street in Beaumont early Saturday morning after falling off his motorcycle and being struck by another vehicle.

Officers were sent to the 7500 block of College Street, just west of Dowlen Road, at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday morning, July 31, 2021 after a major motorcycle wreck was reported according to a news release from Beaumont Police.

The body of the motorcyclist, Mario Reginald Cantue Sr., 41, of Beaumont, was found in the street, police said.

Westbound lanes in the area were closed for more than two hours as police investigated the wreck.

Police say that their preliminary investigation reveals that Cantue was riding the motorcycle at a high rate of speed along College Street when he fell off and was then struck by a vehicle that was traveling behind him.

Police are continuing to investigate and say they currently don't know why Cantue fell off the motorcycle, the release said.

This is a developing story. We’ll update you when and if we receive more information. 

From a Beaumont Police Department news release...

On Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 3:40 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 7500 block of College St. in reference to a major crash involving a motorcycle rider. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and fell off of his motorcycle for unknown reasons. 

The motorcyclist was then struck by a vehicle that was traveling behind him. 

The motorcyclist was identified as Mario Reginald Cantue Sr., a 41 year old Beaumont resident. He was pronounced deceased. 

The investigation is on-going.

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Credit: Eric Williams
Credit: Eric Williams

**Update** All lanes of travel are now open. BPD is on the scene of a fatality crash in the 7600 block of College...

Posted by Beaumont Police on Saturday, July 31, 2021

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