BPD investigating fatal hit and run

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At about 5:30 Friday morning, Dec. 27, a Beaumont Police Department patrol officer found the body of a man along the west service road of the 5000 block of Eastex Freeway near Treadway Road. The man appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, according to a BPD press release.

Investigators are asking all businesses in the area with surveillance cameras to contact the Traffic Unit at (409) 980-7271 or the Department Communications Center at 832-1234.  BPD is also asking any person who might have witnessed this incident to call those same numbers. You may also leave an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS. If your tip provides information that leads to the identity of the vehicle or person responsible for this fatal hit and run, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  

Traffic Unit Investigators are still working to identify the victim and to determine the circumstances surrounding his death.  Judge Nancy Beaulieu has ordered an autopsy.