Interstate 10

A racecar exploded outside of the Waffle House on the intersection of I-10 and College Sunday, Jan. 13. 

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Texas Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 10 will be closed at FM 1663 on Saturday, Jan. 5, starting at 8 a.m. and reopening at 2 p.m. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road so work crews can implement safety improvements. 

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A Jefferson County Sherriff’s Deputy gave a 27-year-old woman from Richmond an early Christmas gift the morning of Monday, Dec. 24. When the deputy was “working radar” on Interstate 10 near Boyt Road he clocked a woman speeding. When he lit up his lights and siren, the woman kept on driving, though, she didn't try to speed up and flee, she just didn't stop. Law enforcement units from several agencies came to assist. The woman finally pulled over at I-10 and Major Drive.

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Latisha Lak

Jefferson County Sherriff Deputies took an alleged identity thief off the streets after a routine traffic stop in the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Interstate 10 at Hamshire Road will be moving down to one lane the night of Monday, Dec. 17, starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. The closure is due to the I-10 widening and reconstruction project. 

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating an accident involving two motorcycles Sept. 24, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, troopers responded to reports of a major accident on I-10 in Jefferson County near mile marker 834 at about 9 p.m.

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Update:

The body of a white male, later identified as 46-year-old Bobby Wayne Hodge, was found floating in the canal behind the Exxon Station at Washington and I-10 the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

A witness told the clerk at the gas station that there was a body floating in the canal,  a call was then placed and Beaumont Police and Fire responded to the scene. 

The body was removed from the water and it was noted that it appeared to have been in the water for an extended period of time. Detectives were then called to the scene.

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At 8:47 a.m. Beaumont Police received a call that a body was found in the drainage ditch behind Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse off of I-10. When first responders arrived they were able to retrieve the body from the water.

The body was confirmed to be a white male. 

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Interstate 10’s eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Jefferson County are closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 842.

According to a press release, initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was attempting to use an emergency crossover when his vehicle overturned.

All traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to hazardous cargo contained in the tanker.

State Troopers and Deputies with Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are on the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternate travel routes.

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A second multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to a press release by the Department of Public Safety, initial reports indicate that a commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by a 2009 Suzuki passenger vehicle.  The driver of the Suzuki rear-ended the 18-wheeler.  After the impact, the Suzuki was engulfed in flames.

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