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ME identifies man struck, killed crossing State Highway 358 on foot

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jan 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-12 15:32:50-05

UPDATE: Hugo Stimmler with the Nueces County Medical Examiner office has released the identity of the man struck by the vehicle as George Waggoner. Blunt force trauma was the official cause of death.


Corpus Christi police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that left one man dead on State Highway 358 Saturday night.

The Corpus Christi Police Department says a man tried to cross the westbound lanes of the freeway between Nile and Airline when he was hit and killed by a vehicle around 8 p.m. on January 7.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle was not under the influence and stayed on the scene after the accident. Officials have not released any other information about the fatal pedestrian-vehicle crash.

Investigators said the Medical Examiner will release the victim's name and age once an autopsy is complete.

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