Beaumont teen dies after losing control, exiting vehicle on interstate

Dylan Kelley

A young man who lost control of his vehicle and then exited it while stopped on the interstate was killed when he was struck by another vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 Aug. 26, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

According to BPD Office Haley Morrow, officers responded to the traffic crash in the 3800 block of I-10 South at 11:39 p.m. The investigation reportedly revealed that the victim, identified by police as 19-year-old Dylan Kelley of Beaumont, was operating his black Ford Mustang eastbound on I-10 when he lost control of the vehicle. The Mustang came to rest in the middle of the highway.

Another driver stopped on the right shoulder to check on Kelley. Shortly after that, Morrow stated in a news release, a black Ford F-150 attempted to avoid the Mustang and moved to the right, apparently not seeing Kelley, who had exited his Mustang and was attempting to get off the freeway on foot. The truck struck Kelley. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he was pronounced deceased.

Following the crash involving the truck and Kelley, another crash occurred when the driver of a black Lincoln MXZ struck the stalled Mustang. The driver of the Lincoln was transported by EMS to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated and released.