Baird, TX — A head-on car accident along FM 2228 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 left one woman dead and two men injured. Texas DPS troopers and officers with the Beaumont Police Department confirmed that Amber Thomas, 40, was killed and that Freddy Thomas, 40, and Joshua Hernandez, 23, were both injured.
The accident happened at about 1: 18 p.m. about 10 miles south of I-20 along FM 2228. Hernandez was reportedly driving a Toyota south along FM 2228 on Wednesday afternoon when he drifted into the northbound lanes of traffic. Freddy was driving a Chevrolet Camaro north with Amber Thomas as a passenger when he swerved to avoid a collision.
Hernandez swerved as well, causing a head-on wreck that killed Amber and left both Hernandez and Freddy injured. The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but DPS troopers stated that driving conditions were not wet and visibility was clear. It was not determined why Hernandez swerved into oncoming traffic.
Scene of the Accident