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2 dead, 5 injured from early morning July 4 accident

The driver, Mauricio Miranda, a 29-year-old Beaumont man, and his daughter, 9-year-old Ashlech Gonzalez, were killed in the crash.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Sunday morning.

Beaumont Police responded to a crash on the service road in the 1100 block of Interstate 10 near the Super 8 Motel, July 4 at 1:36 a.m.

There were seven occupants, four adults and three children, in the car at the time of the crash. The driver, Mauricio Miranda, a 29-year-old Beaumont man, and his daughter, 9-year-old Ashlech Gonzalez, were killed in the crash.

Miranda’s pregnant wife was holding an infant and was ejected from the car.

The other passengers had non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed the truck was traveling west on College Street and turned left on the Interstate 10 service road. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control when it hit water on the roadway, and struck a tree.

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From a City of Beaumont release:

BPD Traffic Unit Investigating Early Morning Fatality Crash- 1100 block of I-10

Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 1:36 a.m.,  Beaumont Police responded to a crash on the service road in the 1100 block of I10 near the Super 8 Motel. Preliminary investigation revealed the truck was traveling west on College St and turned left on the I10 service road. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control when it hit water on the roadway, and struck a tree. There were 7 people in the vehicle, 4 adults and 3 children. The driver and his 9 year old daughter were killed in the crash. The driver’s pregnant wife was holding an infant and was ejected. 

The driver was identified as Mauricio Miranda, a 29 year old Beaumont man. The 9 year old daughter was Ashlech Gonzales.

The other passengers have non life threatening injuries.