Man killed at car wash in Beaumont

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Sunday, Aug. 9, at 5:17 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a car wash located in the 1500 block of Washington in reference to a fatal traffic crash. The preliminary investigation revealed a red Jeep, driven by a 56-year-old Beaumont woman, struck and killed Gary Darkins, a 56-year-old Beaumont man. According to police, investigation revealed the Jeep accelerated out of one of the wash stalls, toward the vacuum stalls, and struck Darkens and his vehicle. Darkens was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Beaumont Police Traffic Unit responded to this incident and it is still under investigation.