Corpus Christi Police Investigate 17th Fatal Traffic Crash of 2016

Date:  Saturday, August 27, 2016, 22:47
Location: 200 Block of Navigation Boulevard
Event: Vehicle Crash with fatal injury

Crash Number: C1605685/1608260155

The Corpus Christi Police Traffic Safety Section investigated the 17th vehicle crash with a fatal injury of 2016 Saturday night. Corpus Christi Police responded to the 200 block of South Navigation Boulevard at 10:47pm in reference to a single vehicle crash.  Crash Investigators believe that a 43-year-old man and his 44-year-old wife were involved in a disturbance just south of the crash location.  Investigators believe the couple left the scene of the disturbance and travelled north on Navigation.  Investigators believe the 43-year-old man drove with the 44-year-old woman as the passenger.  Investigators believe the vehicle left the roadway to the right, struck a culvert, and flipped end over end several times.  The 43-year-old man was ejected and the 44-year-old woman was partially ejected.  Corpus Christi Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the 43-year-old man to the hospital for treatment.  The 44-year-old woman suffered at a minimum some broken bones.  Crash Investigators believe that the 43-year-old man had consumed alcoholic drinks before operating the vehicle.  Corpus Christi Crash Investigators marked, photographed, and Laser mapped the scene for their investigation.  Unfortunately, the 43-year-old man did not survive the crash. The 44-year-old woman is expected to recover. There were no other reports of property damage or injuries.