BEAUMONT, TX (07/30/2015) — An auto-pedestrian accident involving a drunk driver claimed the life of 19-year-old Maxine Comeaux, and hospitalized her sister Marquida.
According to authorities, Maxine Comeaux, 19, was killed on Thursday night in an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Lawhon Road and Candlelite Drive in Beaumont, Texas.
Reports state that shortly after 8:30 p.m., 34-year-old Marcus Alan Deshotel (of Beaumont) was traveling eastbound on Lawhon Road in a 2008 Dodge pickup truck when he noticed a group of people walking near the edge of the roadway.
Deshotel said he then moved to the center of the road before striking sisters Maxine and Marquida Comeaux (of Fannett), who were alleged to have been walking in the street.
Maxine Comeaux was pronounced dead at around 9:40 p.m. Thursday night at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Her sister, 20-year-old Marquida Comeaux, was treated and released from St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Reports indicate that Deshotel was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.