Driver killed during car chase

Driver killed during car chase

A car crash that occurred during a police chase June 15 resulted in the death of 27-year-old April Phillips, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

According to a news release from BPD, two officers patrolling in the area of Washington and Avenue A at 1:33 a.m. observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but report that the driver fled at a high rate of speed. After fleeing a short distance, Phillips lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several fixed objects near Kenneth and Elgie. Phillips was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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