Boerne pastor killed in crash on I-10 in Louisiana, police say

Warren Beemer, 52, of Fair Oaks Ranch, died from his injuries

Pictured is Warren Beemer, 52, of Fair Oaks Ranch. (Courtesy of Healing Place Church)

A Boerne pastor was killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-10 near Louisiana late last week, according to Louisiana State Police.

The crash happened after 6 p.m. Friday on I-10, west of LA Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

According to police, Warren Beemer, 52, of Fair Oaks Ranch, was heading east on I-10 in a 2009 Mini Cooper when he neared stopped traffic. Beemer’s vehicle didn’t come to a halt and struck the back of a tractor trailer, authorities said.

Beemer was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but police said he died from his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer also wore a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. He was taken by EMS to an area hospital for further treatment.

Investigators are analyzing toxicology samples from both drivers and the investigation is ongoing.

Beemer is a pastor at the Healing Place Church in Boerne, as confirmed Sunday by church staff. They’ve issued a statement following Beemer’s passing below:

“To our family and friends, our hearts are broken for the Beemer family. On behalf of Healing Place Church’s faith body, thank you for the prayers and support they are felt. This has impacted our house and we will be taking this time to grieve the passing of our Pastor, Pastor Warren Beemer. We ask at this time that Pastor Faith and their children be in your prayers as we offer them space to mourn.”

A celebration of life service is scheduled for April 7th at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, located at 19202 Highland Road. The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and services will start at 11 a.m.

Those who are unable to attend are invited to a memorial service that will happen in San Antonio, though details are still pending at this time.

We’ll bring more updates on this story as they become available.

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