Divers pull body from LNVA canal

Divers pull body from LNVA canal

UPDATE: Police identify body

After an entire weekend of searching, police located the body of a man they say drove into the LNVA canal late Friday night, Oct. 12.

A witness on the scene called police at 11:59 p.m. after they said a silver Ford F-150 pickup traveling northbound on the Eastex Freeway feeder road struck the curb, ran up the embankment and sank in the LNVA canal, according to a Beaumont police press release.

The witness told police he or she stopped on the bridge and yelled at the driver as he climbed out of his sinking truck, asking the man if he was OK. The witness told police the driver waved back and said, “Yes.”

By the time police arrived at the scene, however, no sign of the truck or its driver were found, according to the press release.

Police identified the missing driver as 27-year-old Stephen Dvorman of Warren.

Saturday, Oct. 13, Dvorman’s vehicle was found and was pulled from the canal. The driver was not inside the vehicle and the search continued through Sunday, the press release said.

Early Monday afternoon, police found a body they believed to be the driver of the Ford F-150. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, police said the body had been identified as that of Dvorman.