Beaumont man, initially reported dead by DPS, was actually resuscitated
The 19-year-old Beaumont man who the Texas Department of Public Safety initially declared dead was actually resuscitated at the hospital, DPS said Monday afternoon in a news release.
DPS responded to a single car crash on Highway 105 near Reines Road in Bevil Oaks around 5 a.m.
The driver of a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck had been traveling west on 105 when he veered across the eastbound land and off the road, according to DPS.
He was unresponsive at the scene, where officers conducted CPR. The resuscitation efforts continued until medical personnel arrived and at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont.
DPS says the man was resuscitated at the hospital and rushed into emergency surgery. DPS had reported Monday morning that the driver died, but we learned in the afternoon that this information was inaccurate.
A passenger was also hospitalized with minor injuries.
PREVIOUS: The Texas Department of Public Safety confirms one person was killed in the accident on Highway 105, around 5 a.m.
The highway is closed in both directions, and traffic is being rerouted.
NEW THIS MORNING:
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a major accident on Highway 105.
It's located near Tram Road in Bevil Oaks.
The Sheriff's Office says one car was involved in the incident, and there downed power lines.
That's causing a power outage for residents in the Bevil Oaks area.
Traffic is being diverted at Tram Road and Tolivar Canal Road.
No word on any injuries yet.
We have a crew on the way and will update you as information becomes available.