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4 hospitalized after semi-truck causes chain-reaction crash on I-10 in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, TX – Four people were sent to the hospital after a semi-truck triggered a six-vehicle crash on I-10 in Beaumont on Tuesday.

According to the Beaumont Enterprise, the crash happened at about 1:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

Investigators say a 1995 Peterbilt 18-wheeler driven by 60-year-old Lawrence Bellard failed to control its speed when approaching slower moving traffic. The truck veered to the left and struck a concrete barrier, causing a chain-reaction crash involving five additional vehicles.

Bellard was not injured in the crash. However, a total of four occupants of the various other vehicles involved were taken to area hospitals with unspecified injuries.

Bellard was cited for failing to drive in a single lane. It is unclear if he will face any other charges in relation to the incident.

The precise location of the crash is not mentioned in the report.

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