Crime Stoppers Tip Leads Investigators to Arrest For Flour Bluff Fatal Hit and Run

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 21:40
Location: 1800 Flour Bluff Drive
Offense: Accident Involving Injury or Death
Case Number: 1608030159

Corpus Christi Police arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Brenz (12/11/1988) Friday afternoon based on a tip to Crime Stoppers for a hit and run crash that happened Wednesday night on Flour Bluff Drive which killed a 35-year-old woman.

A 35-year-old female was with her friends on August 3rd when they stopped on Don Patricio to pick up items which were mistakenly left on the top of the car and had fallen to the road. A truck, that was traveling north, struck the 35-year-old woman and threw the 35-year-old woman into the south bound lanes where she was then run over by at least two more vehicles. The truck did not remain and fled the scene. The 35-year-old woman did not survive the crash.

This is the 15th traffic fatality for 2016 in Corpus Christi.

A tip from Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers led investigators to discover the truck at about 12:30pm Friday on the 400 block of Polaris Drive in Flour Bluff. Investigators learned that the owner of the truck was not a resident of the home on Polaris, but shortly after the truck was discovered, Nicholas Brenz walked to the Flour Bluff Police Sub-station and surrendered to Officers. Investigators interviewed Brenz and then obtained a warrant for the arrest of Brenz for Accident Involving Injury or Death with a bond amount of $150,000.

This is the 48th tip to Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers which has led to an arrest in 2016.

Investigators are thankful to the Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers community for the help to discover the primary vehicle responsible for this crash. Investigators continue to search for additional vehicles and drivers involved in the crash, but say there is no interest to pursue any more criminal accusations in this case. The Investigators say they want to close out the case and want anyone involved to feel comfortable with coming forward to provide information.