Island Hit And Run Driver Being Sought

Date: 08/14/2016    01:32 AM
Location: 14400 S.P.I.D.
Offense: Accident Involving Injury/Death
Traffic Code 550.021     Felony

Case Number: 1608140016

Police Hit and Run investigators are asking for your help in locating a suspect vehicle and the driver of that vehicle in a crash that seriously injured a 21 year old woman and a 23 year old man.   The crash occurred on Padre Island in the 14400 block of S. Padre Island Drive access road at about 1:32 a.m., Sunday morning near the Sonic restaurant.  The pedestrians were walking south bound on the access road toward Commodores Drive and the hit and run vehicle was also south bound when it struck them. The driver failed to stop and the vehicle fled the scene, continuing south bound after the crash.

Several witness reported that the suspect vehicle was a dark colored pick up truck.  The truck should have some degree of front end damage.

Update August 15, 2016 15:00-
Investigators released images of a truck for which they believe the operator may have information about this case. Investigators have not identified the truck as the suspect vehicle, but would like to speak to the operator of the truck to learn more details of this crash. Investigators would like help from the public to identify this vehicle and the person who operated the truck on the night of the crash. There are key features to point out about this truck which include side steps, and a trailer hitch.

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Anyone who has any  information about this crime should contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 886-2600.   Senior Officer Earl Kronk is the lead investigator on this case.   He can be reached at 886-2688 or earlk@cctexas.com.   Information about unsolved crimes may be provided to investigators anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or online at 888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

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