13-Year-Old Theresa Franklin Died in Fatal Beaumont Car Crash
BEAUMONT, TX (November 28, 2022) – Police identified 13-year-old Theresa Franklin as the victim who died in a stolen car crash on Major Drive on November 20.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened at 10 Freeway around 3:30 AM. Based on a report, officers responded to a call and found five minors fleeing the scene in a 2023 Silver Hyundai.
The Nederland Police Department reported the vehicle as stolen. Subsequently, Beaumont Police Patrol spotted the vehicle and soon, it crashed into a concrete pillar at Major.
As a result, Franklin, a passenger in the car, died in the incident.
A 14-year-old who drove the car is now facing a manslaughter charges.
Police are trying to be transparent and release what they can while protecting the privacy of minors. As of now, an investigation is ongoing.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Theresa Franklin.
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