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One dead in wrong way driver crash

Posted: 6:33 AM, Jan 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 07:24:48-05

Highway 358 west bound was shut down at the Staples exit for hours this morning after a wrong way driver crashed into another car.

The accident happened just after 5 a.m.

The 28-year-old male driver of the wrong way vehicle, a grey SUV, died at the scene, according to officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

A 71-year-old Hispanic man in the SUV that was hit was pinned for a short time and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 3 other people in the SUV that was hit by the wrong way driver were uninjured: a 47-year-old female, a 21-year-old male and a 20-year-old female.

Officers first got calls about the wrong way driver at Old Brownsville Road, officials said. The crash had already occurred when they located the wrong-way driver.

This is crash number 7 of the year in Corpus Christi.