Child killed, man arrested after ATV crash in Beaumont, police say

The driver of the ATV was arrested on outstanding warrants and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 6-year-old child was killed and a man was arrested following an ATV/four-wheeler crash in Beaumont, according to Beaumont Police Department.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m., Saturday, May 8 in the 5000 block of Tyrrell Park.

Police officers were dispatched to the scene in reference to the ATV crash. Upon arrival, officers found a 36-year-old man had been driving the ATV in the park when he struck the child.

The child was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to officials.

Beaumont Police Investigating ATV/Pedestrian Crash- 5305 Tyrrell Park On Saturday, May 8th, 2021, at 7:09 p.m.,...

Posted by Beaumont Police on Sunday, May 9, 2021

The driver of the ATV was arrested for outstanding warrants unrelated to the incident, police said. He’s being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing and we’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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