Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty, Second Officer Seriously Injured

A Beaumont Police officer was killed in a head-on crash and one other officer was seriously injured early Sunday morning.

Two Officers were traveling Northbound on Cardinal Dr. (Hwy 69) at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning when their patrol car was hit by a Ford Mustang traveling the wrong way near the Hwy. 347 overpass.

One officer was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. The second officer was pronounced deceased on the scene.

State Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety have been called in to investigate the crash. The sole occupant of the Mustang was transported to a hospital.

The names of the involved officers are being withheld at this time.