A 39 year old truck driver was killed when he got out of his tractor trailer at the scene of another crash and was struck and killed by a passing suburban. Both of those vehicles were disabled in the evacuation, left and middle lanes of the freeway.
Corpus Christi Police responded to the scene of a two car crash in the 9900 block of Interstate 37 North near Carbon Plant Road. The first crash involved an intoxicated driver in a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage who struck a 2007 Dodge Nitro from behind as both traveled north on the freeway.
The truck driver pulled his tractor trailer over into the right lane of the exit ramp of Carbon Plant Rd. and he walked over to assist the victims of the crash. A 40 year old male driver of a suburban traveling north on the interstate approached the crash scene at regular speeds and struck the man who was in the middle of the highway. The man was transported by CCFD EMS to Spohn MMC and later pronounced dead.
There were no signs of intoxication on the driver of the suburban. After an investigation, the driver of the Mitsubishi, Martin Villarreal was found to be intoxicated and he was arrested.
The 53 year old male driver of the Dodge that was struck from behind by the intoxicated driver was also transported to Spohn MMC by CCFD EMS with minor injuries. Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators continue to investigate this crash and at this time no other charges have been filed against anyone else involved.