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Officials confirm name of woman who died in crash on Mustang Island Monday

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jul 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-05 16:21:14-04

UPDATE (07/05):

The Nueces County Medical Examiner has identified a woman who died in the crash on Monday.

68-year-old Debra Cates was the person who died in the crash on State Highway 361.

There is no additional information at this time about the four others who were sent to the hospital for their injuries.


One person was killed, and four others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Monday night on State Highway 361, according to Nueces County Emergency Services District 2.

The Corpus Christi Police Department was dispatched to the 7400 block of Hwy 361 just before 8:30 p.m. in reference
to a major crash.

"When officers arrived, they found one adult female who had passed due to her injuries," CCPD Lt. Michael Pena said.

During the investigation, police found out one vehicle was traveling southbound on Hwy 361, and one vehicle was traveling northbound. Investigators said the vehicle traveling northbound attempted to turn into the 100 block of La Concha Boulevard and struck the other vehicle.

"With the initial impact, one of the vehicles then struck another vehicle that was waiting to exit La Concha Blvd," Lt. Pena said.

First responders said four other people were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The person who was pronounced deceased at the scene has not been identified, as the crash is still under investigation.

Lt. Pena added that there will be additional police units patrolling the streets for the Fourth of July holiday.