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2 people dead after fatal crash on Carroll Lane; 1 other person remains in the hospital

Posted at 6:15 AM, May 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-05 06:44:13-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Two people are dead after a speeding car lost control and crashed Wednesday just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Brawner Parkway and Carroll Lane.

Police said the black sedan was involved in a hit-and-run crash on the 4900 block of SH-358 (westbound SPID) and was fleeing the scene of that wreck.

Corpus Christi Police confirmed the driver and passenger of a black sedan were killed after crashing into a traffic pole, hitting a bench at a bus stop, striking a light pole, then rolling several times, and landing in the yard of a home on Carroll Lane.

According to investigators, another passenger who was in the backseat of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being extracted from the sedan.

One neighbor said she heard a loud bang as the black car crashed into a power line at a high rate of speed and then saw a flash of green from her balcony just before 3 a.m.

Many residents near the intersection of Brawner Parkway and Carroll Lane are currently without power as of 7:05 a.m.

AEP work crews estimate power should be restored in the area around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

This is a developing story; check back with KRIS 6 News for more updates.