One Dead, Two Injured in Corpus Christi Crash

One man was killed and two others were hospitalized as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Corpus Christi on Sunday.

Details of the Fatal Corpus Christi Crash

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the crash involved two Ford trucks on South Padre Island Drive near Paul Jones Avenue around 7:20 pm. Both vehicles overturned and two occupants were ejected from one of the vehicles.

A preliminary investigation and several witnesses reports suggest both vehicles were traveling westbound on SPID when one of the vehicles drove in front of the other and hit its brakes. The trucks collided, went off the roadway, and came to rest at the 8400 block of SPID westbound.

The two occupants who were ejected were riding in the front vehicle. The front passenger of that vehicle, a 45-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 36-year-old man, and a rear passenger, a 33-year-old man, were hospitalized.

The driver of the first vehicle is believed to be at fault and is suspected of driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance other than alcohol. He may face charges pending the presentation of the case to the District Attorney’s Office.

The driver of the second vehicle, Nicholas Guerrero, 22, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Texas Drunk Driving 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 a 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.

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