Traffic Investigators Make Arrest In Fatal Crash

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015        2:29 AM
Location: 3900 South Padre Island Drive
Offense: Intoxicated Manslaughter
Case Number: 1508160028
Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Rosendo Gilbert Hernandez Jr. (11/07/1975) for Intoxication Manslaughter yesterday related to a fatal crash back on August 16.

Just before 5 PM yesterday, Officers located him at his home in the 5800 block of Woodhaven. The arrest warrant has a bond amount of $75,000.

Traffic Investigators believe Mr. Hernandez was intoxicated while driving a Toyota passenger car east on State Highway 358, when he exited and struck a sign at Weber Road and then hit a cement piling under the freeway at the turnaround.

The driver of the Toyota also struck the rear of a Nissan passenger car that was on the freeway access road. A 37 year old female driver of the Nissan was not seriously injured, however, the 41 year old passenger in Mr. Hernandez vehicle was killed.

Officers believe alcohol was a contributing factor in this fatal crash.  The driver was not arrested at the time because he suffered serious injuries himself that left him hospitalized.