Beaumont man, initially reported dead, later resuscitated

Pickup truck hits utility poles on Highway 105 | Photo: Texas DPS

A 19 year old Beaumont man found unresponsive at the scene of an early morning accident on Highway 105 and initially reported dead was later resuscitated, according to a statement from The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

DPS received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 105, near Raines Road in the Bevil Oaks area on Monday, Dec. 11 at about 5 a.m., Sgt. Stephanie Davis said.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on Highway 105. For an unknown reason, the driver veered across the eastbound traffic lanes and off the roadway and struck several utility poles before coming to rest.

The driver, a 19-year-old male from Beaumont, was unresponsive and CPR was initiated by responding law enforcement officers at the crash scene. Officers continued CPR until medical personnel arrived on scene. The driver was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital. He was resuscitated at the hospital and rushed into emergency surgery. At this time, his condition is unknown. The male driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The passenger, an 18 year old Beaumont woman, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with minor injuries.

All eastbound and westbound traffic lanes on Highway 105 near Reines Road remained closed while downed power lines were being repaired.

Since the driver was resuscitated, this crash is not currently listed as a fatal crash.

- Texas DPS