Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 01:27
Location: 5800 Weber Road
Event: Vehicle Crash With Fatal Injury
Case Number: 1605140017
Corpus Christi Police worked the year’s 9th vehicle crash with fatal injury overnight on the 5800 block of Weber Road.
Corpus Christi Police responded to the 5800 block of Weber Road for a major vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that a 42-year-old man drove his Mercury Grand Marquis northbound on Weber. Witnesses told Officers that the Marquis collided with the backside of a truck just north of Caravelle Parkway. Witnesses told Officers the Grand Marquis veered to the left and struck a telephone pole on the HEB side. Witnesses told Officers the truck stopped, then fled the area without providing any information. The 42-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Several witnesses were interviewed. Officers are not certain if the 42-year-old man had a passenger who fled the scene.
The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section responded to the scene and used laser mapping to construct a scale diagram of the crash. AEP responded and braced the pole.
The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section are searching for the truck and do not know why it left the area. Anyone with any additional information about this crash should call the Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section at 886-2600 during business hours and make the information available to investigators. Information may be provided to investigators at any time through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at http://www.888TIPS.com.