Fatal Hit and Run Update

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:07PM
Location: 4300 SPID Westbound
Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death
Case # 1609290159

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to an accident involving a pedestrian. Officers arrived as CCFD was transporting the 54 year old male to Spohn Memorial.

Officers were informed that the victim was walking west on the 4300 block of SPID WB. A witness stated that the male might have stumbled into the roadway. When he did, he was struck by a dark truck, which did not stop, and continued west on SPID. The truck left a good amount of debris from the passenger side headlight. The male was taken to MMC, where he succumbed to his injuries. Hit and run investigators arrived and processed the scene.

On September 30, 2016 early in the morning police investigators received a tip in reference the fatal hit and run crash. Officers contacted the 41 year old male suspect at his residence. A black GMC Sierra pickup with damage was located. The suspect was taken to the main police station and questioned. The vehicle was impounded as evidence. Investigators are putting the case together in order to obtain an arrest warrant.