Accident backs up traffic on I-10
Update: Police say a woman driving a '91 Toyota was killed during an accident that caused both directions of Interstate 10 to shut down to one lane Wednesday, Aug. 31. The woman was driving northbound in I-10 when she came to a stop at the top of the College Street overpass. Her vehicle was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup going at full speed and she was thrown from the vehicle over the median and into oncoming traffic.
She was hit by a what witnesses say was a blue vehicle and dragged several feet. The vehicle that struck the woman left the scene of the accident. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being held pending notification of kin. The driver of the pickup was transported to St. Elizabeth's for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still gathering information from witnesses as to the blue vehicle.
An accident on the I-10 overpass crossing College Street in Beaumont has backed up traffic for miles.
The accident occurred on I-10 heading east bound, and traffic is limited to one lane. Traffic has been reduced to one lane on I-10 headed west bound as well. It's unclear if there are any fatalities, but police and paramedics are on the scene.