Authorities are investigating a car crash in Corpus Christi, Texas that left one person dead early Thursday morning.
About the Fatal Corpus Christi Accident
According to KRIS-TV, the fatal crash occurred around 4:30 am on Highway 358 between Agnes Street and West Point Road.
Reports from police indicate that a Toyota Camry was traveling in the wrong direction when it collided with another vehicle. The accident is being investigated as a possible intoxication manslaughter case.
Authorities confirm one person was killed in the collision and rescue workers had to work to extract a second victim from the car – the condition of the second individual was not immediately available.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related fatalities in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from 2012.
- 523 people lost their lives in head-on collisions in Texas in 2013.
- Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 1,089 Texas traffic fatalities, accounting for 32.2-percent of all traffic related deaths.
- 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 65,539 people sustaining serious injuries.