Motorists from this area traveling to the Golden Triangle experienced traffic delays on Tuesday after two construction workers were hit, one of which died. It happened at about 10:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of Eastex Freeway at the Tram Road overpass, just inside the Beaumont city limits.
According to information from Beaumont Police and our news partner, KFDM, the victims were contract workers for the Texas Department of Transportation and were conducting an inspection of a highway construction project.
Some KJAS Facebook users said that they were stuck in traffic that was stacked up all the way back to Lumberton, and Beaumont Police said that traffic was being exited at Cooks Lake Road in Hardin County.
The names of the victims, nor of the driver that hit them, have not yet been released.