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Police release name of woman killed in crash that ended near Talbots in Beaumont

Beaumont police say Bernice Waddell, 86, died when an SUV in which she was a passenger crashed into a column Thursday night (March 22, 2018) in front of Talbots.

UPDATE: Beaumont police say Bernice Waddell, 86, died when an SUV in which she was a passenger crashed into a column Thursday night in front of Talbots.

Witnesses say the vehicle traveled east in the 6500 block of Lexington, went through the intersection and across Dowlen into the Westmont shopping center parking lot, then hit a column in front of Talbots.

Waddell died at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital.

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PREVIOUS: Beaumont Police and Fire are working a fatal accident in which an SUV nearly crashed through the entrance of Talbots on Dowlen near Phelan.

Investigators say the vehicle came from Lexington all the way across Dowlen before striking part of the structure outside Talbots.

Beaumont Fire Dispatch tells KFDM one person died at the scene and a second person with non-life threatening injuries was transported to a hospital.

Police responded at about 8:45 p.m. and put yellow tape around the area while officers investigated.

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