KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Traffic Traffic en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:12:34 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Driver, Passengers Escape Serious Injury in Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-passengers-escape-serious-injury-in-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-passengers-escape-serious-injury-in-crash/ Traffic Thu, 18 Dec 2014 1:49:59 PM Driver, Passengers Escape Serious Injury in Crash

CORPUS CHRISTI - The driver of a work is being blamed for a crash caused by speeding during a brief rain shower.

The truck was headed out of town on FM 624 when the rain started to fall. According to police, the driver lost control of the truck and went into opposing traffic before going off road and hitting a utility pole.

The pole was snapped in half, but the truck cab was not breached in the impact.

Medics took a a female passenger and a teenager to the hospital for assessment. The driver was not seriously injured. He was given a ticket for driving too fast, considering the road conditions.

 


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Diesel Fuel Spill on Agnes http://www.kristv.com/news/diesel-fuel-spill-on-agnes/ http://www.kristv.com/news/diesel-fuel-spill-on-agnes/ Traffic Thu, 4 Dec 2014 2:04:47 PM Diesel Fuel Spill on Agnes

CORPUS CHRISTI - A diesel fuel spill caused the closure of Agnes Street just outside a metals recycling business.

A truck driver called 911 to report the spill.

Police officers blocked off traffic while the fire department worked to lay down absorbent on the fuel. The road could be closed until around 6pm.

 


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Traffic Slowdown for Crashes on Highway 77 Southbound http://www.kristv.com/news/traffic-slowdown-for-crashes-on-highway-77-southbound/ http://www.kristv.com/news/traffic-slowdown-for-crashes-on-highway-77-southbound/ Traffic Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:36:02 PM Traffic Slowdown for Crashes on Highway 77 Southbound

BISHOP - Keep an eye out for traffic delays if headed south on Highway 77. Crews are working to cleanup the mess from a tractor-trailer hit by a train on the Southbound side of the road near Bishop.

There is also a fatal crash investigation further south near Ricardo.

We have a crew headed to both scenes and will bring you the latest when available.

(Photo courtesy: Jordon Polhemus)

 


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DPS Working Fatal Crash South of Ricardo http://www.kristv.com/news/dps-working-fatal-crash-south-of-ricardo/ http://www.kristv.com/news/dps-working-fatal-crash-south-of-ricardo/ Traffic Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:28:56 AM Sara Donchey DPS Working Fatal Crash South of Ricardo

CORPUS CHRISTI - Department of Public Safety officers are heading to the scene of a fatal car crash on Highway 77.

The accident happened before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on Highway 77 near County Road 2215, about three miles south of Ricardo.

DPS Officer Charlie Ramirez said that only one car was involved in the crash.

Officers have not identified the person who was killed.

No one else was hurt in the crash.


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Truck Driver Killed in Live Oak County Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/truck-driver-killed-in-live-oak-county-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/truck-driver-killed-in-live-oak-county-crash/ Traffic Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:18:16 AM Truck Driver Killed in Live Oak County Crash

LIVE OAK COUNTY - State troopers are at the scene of a deadly crash just south of Oakville. A spokesman says the driver's name is 32-year-old Steven Cory Swaffer of Corpus Christi.

Around 8:30 this morning, someone reported a damaged guardrail on Interstate 37. When DPS troopers arrived, they discovered an 18-wheeler down in the creek bed.

The cab was partially submerged in mud and water. The driver's body was inside the cab. It's believed he may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The rig is still down in that creek bed and getting it out will be difficult. Rescue teams are cutting down trees and brush to clear a path.

During an attempt to pull the truck out, the cab separated from the trailer and has sunk deeper into the mud.

That's going to make the removal of the wreckage even more difficult. As of 2pm, traffic is still backed up heading southbound.

 


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Fatal Crash Closes Highway 44 Westbound http://www.kristv.com/news/fatal-crash-closes-highway-44-westbound/ http://www.kristv.com/news/fatal-crash-closes-highway-44-westbound/ Traffic Tue, 25 Nov 2014 6:41:40 PM Fatal Crash Closes Highway 44 Westbound

CORPUS CHRISTI - A fatal crash has closed down Highway 44 heading west towards Robstown. All cars are being routed onto McKinzie Road towards I-37.

Authorities have not released any information as of 6:30pm about the crash of a small car and Chevy Silverado.

Initial reports suggest 1 person is dead and 1 person is injured.

 


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18-Wheeler Stuck Beneath I-37 Overpass http://www.kristv.com/news/18-wheeler-stuck-beneath-i-37-overpass/ http://www.kristv.com/news/18-wheeler-stuck-beneath-i-37-overpass/ Traffic Wed, 19 Nov 2014 1:28:03 PM 18-Wheeler Stuck Beneath I-37 Overpass

CORPUS CHRISTI - An 18-wheeler became stuck beneath the overpass at I-37 southbound before the Harbor Bridge.

Corpus Christi PD closed off the right lane for traffic control. TxDOT came out to look for possible damage to the overpass.

It took more than an hour, but crews were able to deflate the tires and remove some chains to get the truck moved.

There may be a bit of a backup as TxDOT checks out the integrity of the overpass. If you head that way, be on the lookout for officers directing traffic.

 


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Multiple Impacts Throw 3 Kids from Car http://www.kristv.com/news/multiple-impacts-throw-3-kids-from-car/ http://www.kristv.com/news/multiple-impacts-throw-3-kids-from-car/ Traffic Mon, 3 Nov 2014 6:33:32 PM Multiple Impacts Throw 3 Kids from Car

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police tell us three children who were thrown from a car are in stable condition at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

It all started when the childrens' mother was trying to get on SPID from the access road between Staples and Airline. She apparently changed her mind at the last minute, causing the car to go out of control and hit a guardrail. At that point one child was thrown from the car by the impact.

The car then rolled over and that's when a second child was thrown from the vehicle.

The car moved down the road about 50 feet before hitting another car. That impact threw the third child out of the car.

The mother was able to walk away from the crash.

We're told none of the children were buckled up and the mother does not have a license to drive.

 


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Gravel Hauler Overturns West of Alice http://www.kristv.com/news/gravel-hauler-overturns-west-of-alice/ http://www.kristv.com/news/gravel-hauler-overturns-west-of-alice/ Traffic Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:01:36 AM Gravel Hauler Overturns West of Alice

ALICE - If you're heading out west of Alice watch out for a traffic crash cleanup on Highway 359 near Highway 281.

A DPS trooper says the driver of a sand/gravel hauler took a curve too fast and overturned. He wasn't seriously injured.

Crews are working to cleanup a load of materials that spilled on the road.

 


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Three Children Injured in Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/three-children-injured-in-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/three-children-injured-in-crash/ Traffic Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:35:58 AM Three Children Injured in Crash

CORPUS CHRISTI - A crash closed Staples and Wooldridge this morning as firefighters blocked the intersection to treat 3 children and 2 drivers hurt in a rear-end crash.

The driver of a Chevy Tahoe slammed into the back of Mercury stopped for a red light. Police say the driver claimed he saw a green light.

The three children in the back of the car suffered severe injuries and were taken to Driscoll Children's Hospital. We're told they are an 11-year old, a 10-year old and a 7-year-old. The driver of the car was also injured, but was able to go to the hospital with the children.

The driver of the Tahoe also suffered serious injury. He was taken to Bay Area Hospital.

The northbound side of the intersection remains closed as police continue their investigation.

 


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Teen Seriously Injured in Highway 77 Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-seriously-injured-in-highway-77-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/teen-seriously-injured-in-highway-77-crash/ Traffic Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:59:43 PM Teen Seriously Injured in Highway 77 Crash

ROBSTOWN - A 16-year-old girl suffered serious injuries when a friend crashed into a telephone pole along on Highway 77 south of Robstown.

According to state troopers, the driver became distracted and drifted into the center median. When he went to get back on the road, he overcorrected and went across all lanes of traffic before hitting the pole.

The female passenger was pinned in the car by the impact. She's at CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital. All lanes of traffic were closed down to allow HALO Flight to pick up the girl.

The driver was picked up by his parents.

 


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Stalled 18-Wheeler Slows Harbor Bridge Traffic http://www.kristv.com/news/stalled-18-wheeler-slows-harbor-bridge-traffic/ http://www.kristv.com/news/stalled-18-wheeler-slows-harbor-bridge-traffic/ Traffic Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:52:49 AM Stalled 18-Wheeler Slows Harbor Bridge Traffic

CORPUS CHRISTI - A stalled 18-wheeler at the top of the Harbor Bridge has traffic at a crawl heading from Corpus Christi to Portland.

Police are in the area trying to assist with traffic flow as everything heading north is down to just one lane.

 


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Cement Truck Crash Closes SPID http://www.kristv.com/news/cement-truck-crash-closes-spid/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cement-truck-crash-closes-spid/ Traffic Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:42:36 AM Cement Truck Crash Closes SPID

CORPUS CHRISTI - Both directions of S. Padre Island Drive at Everhart Road wwer closed due to a cement truck and a couple of cars that crashed on the eastbound side.

As of 1pm, police have opened the middle and outside eastbound lanes of the SPID freeway at Everhart. The westbound lanes remain closed.

The cement truck crashed into the center dividers while heading east and broke apart when landed in the westbound lanes of traffic.

According to police, seven people were injured in the crash.

TxDOT will need to come out and repair a couple of center concrete dividers that were knocked over in the crash. There's also three damaged cars and the cement truck in pieces on the road.

Seek an alternate route by using main roads or the Crosstown Extension to get the main roads on the southside of town.

 


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Truck Crash Spills Diesel on Highway 44 http://www.kristv.com/news/truck-crash-spills-diesel-on-highway-44/ http://www.kristv.com/news/truck-crash-spills-diesel-on-highway-44/ Traffic Tue, 20 May 2014 11:21:35 AM Truck Crash Spills Diesel on Highway 44

CORPUS CHRISTI - Hazmat crews had to be called out for a diesel spill at a crash scene along Highway 44 this morning.

A truck hauling a flatbed trailer was hit while making a turn. Police say the driver had cut across the path of a small car heading in the same direction.

The impact punched a hole in the side of the truck's fuel tank. One lane of Highway 44 was shut down while crews cleaned up the spill.

No one was injured, but the truck driver was ticketed for causing the accident.

 


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Gravel Truck Crash Closes Southbound Harbor Bridge Lanes http://www.kristv.com/news/gravel-truck-crash-closes-southbound-harbor-bridge-lanes/ http://www.kristv.com/news/gravel-truck-crash-closes-southbound-harbor-bridge-lanes/ Traffic Tue, 13 May 2014 10:08:23 AM Gravel Truck Crash Closes Southbound Harbor Bridge Lanes

CORPUS CHRISTI - At least 2 southbound lanes of the Harbor Bridge remain closed at a gravel truck and the load are blocking traffic.

There's also a heavily damaged car at the scene. Emergency crews had to go up the northbound side of the Harbor Bridge in order to get to the crash site.

The driver of the truck was unable to avoid a small car stalled in the right hand lane. The truck flipped right after slamming into the back of the car.

The woman in the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Her passengers were not injured. The driver of the truck managed to get out of the wreck on his own.

If you are heading to Corpus Christi from Portland, use the Joe Fulton Corridor access on North Beach to take the trip up to I-37 near Carbon Plant Road.

 


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Driver Takes Out Light Pole and Historical Marker http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-takes-out-light-pole-and-historical-marker/ http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-takes-out-light-pole-and-historical-marker/ Traffic Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:24:25 PM Driver Takes Out Light Pole and Historical Marker

BANQUETE - The rising sun is being blamed for causing a woman to crash into a pole and historical marker out on Highway 44 this morning.

She told DPS the sun made it hard for her to see where she was on the road. The front end of her car was torn up by the crash at Highway 44 and FM 666.

The woman was taken to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital. A trooper on the scene did not know haw badly she was injured.

DPS is still investigating the crash.


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Driver Killed, Woman and Children Injured in Highway 359 Crash http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-killed-woman-and-children-injured-in-highway-359-crash/ http://www.kristv.com/news/driver-killed-woman-and-children-injured-in-highway-359-crash/ Traffic Wed, 26 Mar 2014 2:36:33 PM Driver Killed, Woman and Children Injured in Highway 359 Crash

SKIDMORE - State troopers are investigating a fatal crash on Highway 359 a few miles west of Skidmore. A trooper says the driver of a Dodge Durango veered across the center line and slammed head-on into a cargo van.

The driver of the van did not survive the crash. It took more than an hour to free a woman in her 20's from the wreckage of the Dodge Durango. Initial reports indicate she has severe injuries.

Halo Flight has confirmed a 2-year-old boy was also flown from the accident scene to Driscoll Children's Hospital with serious injuries. A trooper says the second child in the SUV, a 2-month-old baby, was taken to a hospital in Beeville.

There's no further information on the identity of the driver who perished in the crash.

Photos courtesy: Leslie Ann Koricanek

 


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Oil Spilled Along Old Brownsville Road http://www.kristv.com/news/oil-spilled-along-old-brownsville-road/ http://www.kristv.com/news/oil-spilled-along-old-brownsville-road/ Traffic Mon, 24 Mar 2014 1:19:05 PM Oil Spilled Along Old Brownsville Road

CORPUS CHRISTI - Drivers on Old Brownsville and Saratoga were put in a slippery situation when crude oil was discovered on the road.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department came out to investigate after receiving calls of cars slipping on the road. The truck responsible left the scene and a trail of oil between a quarter to a half a mile long.

Fire crews put down about 20 bags of absorbnt to soak up the oil, but it still wasn't enough to make the road safe.

Traffic was diverted to alternate routes as TxDOT crews from Corpus Christi and Robstown brought in sand trucks to absorb the oil.

 


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TxDOT Crew to Make Necessary Spot Repairs on Highways Overnight http://www.kristv.com/news/txdot-crew-to-make-necessary-spot-repairs-on-highways-overnight/ http://www.kristv.com/news/txdot-crew-to-make-necessary-spot-repairs-on-highways-overnight/ Traffic Tue, 11 Mar 2014 5:20:22 PM TxDOT Crew to Make Necessary Spot Repairs on Highways Overnight

Information from the Texas Department of Transportation

CORPUS CHRISTI - A TxDOT crew will be making unscheduled pavement repairs tonight at various locations throughout Corpus Christi. This will be a slow-moving operation and Corpus Christi police officers will assist with traffic control.

The crew will work from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. when traffic is at a minimum. Repairs will include locations on eastbound SH 358 (SPID), northbound and southbound SH 286 (Crosstown), the Harbor Bridge northbound and southbound and southbound I-37 in the Rand Morgan Road area.

Motorists are urged to be alert for this mobile operation, to slow down and to move over so the crew has room to work.

Weather Note: Dense sea fog will move across Corpus Christi this evening and remain in place until roughly 5 a.m.


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Coffee Truck Driver Trapped in Wreckage on I-37 http://www.kristv.com/news/coffee-truck-driver-trapped-in-wreckage-on-i-37/ http://www.kristv.com/news/coffee-truck-driver-trapped-in-wreckage-on-i-37/ Traffic Tue, 11 Mar 2014 4:02:12 PM Coffee Truck Driver Trapped in Wreckage on I-37

CORPUS CHRISTI - A truck driver who crashed while reaching for something in his truck was trapped for half an hour in the wreckage along I-37.

According to State Trooper Corporal Garcia, the man from Robstown was heading north near George West when he crashed.

We're told the Farmers Brothers Coffee employee was getting ready stop for lunch at Van's BBQ. The truck ended up on the roof.

The good news he has only minor bruises and scrapes. It took some time for crews to not only free the driver, but to clean up all the portions of coffee and creamer spilled all over the road.

 


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