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One Dead in Corpus Christi Collision, Speeding a Factor

A 50-year-old man died Saturday after a speeding pickup rear-ended his vehicle in Corpus Christi.

Details of the Fatal Corpus Christi Crash

According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, the accident occurred on Interstate Highway 37 when a Ford F-150 rear-ended a Nissan Altima in the northbound lanes. The Altima lost control and struck a concrete divider.

When authorities arrived, the driver of the Altima was unresponsive and transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline where he later died. The man was identified as Rene Ramos.

Police say the 18-year-old driver of the pickup, Grayson Salas, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. He was taken into custody on suspicion of intoxication assault and possession of a controlled substance.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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