Police Investigate 5th Fatal Vehicle Crash of 2017

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:13am
Location: 900 Texan Trail

Offense: Intoxication Manslaughter/Accident Involving Death
Case Number: 1702050012

A 35-year-old man died a little after 1am this morning after he was struck by a vehicle on the 900 block of Texan Trail.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a call of a vehicle crash on Texan Trail and discovered a 35-year-old man in the road. Witnesses told Officers the 35-year-old man was in the crosswalk on the 900 block of Texan when a vehicle struck the man, and carried him approximately 200 feet before stopping. Witnesses told Officers the driver got out, looked at the 35-year-old man, got back into his car and fled the scene. The 35-year-old man died on scene. Several witnesses provided a good description of the suspect vehicle and the driver. An Officer walked around Buccaneer Apartments and located the suspect vehicle, and shortly afterward, located Noe Garza (5/27/1960) who Officers believe is the driver .

Officers arrested Garza for Intoxicated Manslaughter and for Accident Involving Injury or Death for leaving the scene of the crash without providing aid. Officers impounded the vehicle and delivered Garza to the city detention center.

Anyone with any additional information or video of this crash should call the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section at 886-2600 Monday through Friday between 8:30am-4pm without delay to provide the evidence to Investigators.