Motorcyclist hits tree, dies Sunday night

Motorcyclist hits tree, dies Sunday night

A Beaumont man is dead and his motorcycle heavily damaged after striking a tree in Beaumont's North End. 

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the crash about 4:49 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 to find 53-year-old Perry Michael Herring with serious head injuries, having not worn a helmet at the time of the crash. 

The press release said Herring was traveling southbound on Pine Street from the river when his motorcycle left the road near Pine and Lasalle streets. 

EMS transporter Herring to the hospital where he later died from his injuries Sunday night. 

The accident is still under investigation.