Woman Dies In Head On Collision on Harbor Bridge

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 19:33
Location: State Highway 181 at Belden (Harbor Bridge)
Offense: Intoxicated Manslaughter
Case Number: 1509220149

A woman died in a head on collision on the Harbor Bridge Tuesday night.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a vehicle crash on the southbound lanes of the Harbor Bridge at 7:30pm Tuesday night. Officers learned a Chevy Silverado pickup entered the Harbor Bridge in the wrong direction to travel north in the southbound lanes. Officers learned the truck was involved in a head on crash with a Nissan Xterra on the overpass over Belden Street. Officers believe a white Toyota Corolla was also somehow involved in the crash. The woman who operated the Nissan Xterra and the 48-year-old man who operated the Silverado were taken to the hospital for treatment for their injuries. The woman did not survive her injuries and the 48-year-old man is believed to have non-life threatening injuries. Officers believe the 29-year-old man who operated the Corolla suffered minor injuries.

Officers uncovered information that leads them to believe that the 48-year-old man who operated the Silverado had consumed alcohol and an investigation began to determine if the 48-year-old man was intoxicated. The 48-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for treatment. If Officers believe that it is more likely than not that the 48-year-old man was intoxicated, then the 48-year-old man will be accused of intoxicated manslaughter.

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section responded to the crash to gather information and evidence. The southbound lanes of the Harbor Bridge were closed at about 7:45 and all traffic which travelled from Portland to downtown Corpus Christi was directed to the Port Exit at the south end of the Harbor Bridge and the road continues to be closed as of 10:45pm.

The Southbound Lanes of the Harbor Bridge were directed to the Port Exit Image from its.txdot.gov
The Southbound Lanes of the Harbor Bridge were directed to the Port Exit
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