Texas officer dead, another critical after head on collision

A Beaumont (TX) police officer was killed and another officer was seriously hurt in a head-on crash early Sunday morning.

12 News reports that the two officer were driving on Highway 69 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, when their cruiser was hit head-on by the driver of a Ford Mustang.

Credit: Eric Williams

One officer was pronounced dead at the scene and the second officer was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

My prayers are with the Beaumont police officers, and all involved, in the tragic accident this morning. Praying also for the entire police department and their families.

— Bp Curtis Guillory (@BishopGuillory) August 9, 2020

The Texas Department of Public Safety is in charge of the investigation.

It is the 18th Beaumont Officer killed in the line of duty. The department has not yet released the names of the officers.


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