1 Dead in Corpus Christi Accident

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.
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