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May 15, 2013 7:13 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com

Fourth Driver Took Off In Double Fatal Accident

CORPUS CHRISTI - Detectives are looking for another vehicle that was involved in a wreck that left two men dead Monday night on the Oso Bay Bridge.

The accident that took the lives of two young men has been hard for investigators to piece together. Early in the investigation, police indicated they were looking for another driver who, they said, hit debris on the other side of the highway going toward Flour Bluff. Early Wednesday, however, police claim the debris that the driver hit was actually the body of 27-year-old Luis Javier Ramirez Junior.

Witnesses told police 20-year-old Everett Bailey lost control of his Isuzu Rodeo on S.P.I.D. going westbound and was thrown from the SUV after it flipped multiple times. Luis Ramirez Jr. got out of his car to help and was standing on the drivers side of Bailey's SUV when a white truck came over the hill and slammed into the passenger side of that same SUV. The impact sent the good Samaritan 40 feet onto the other side of the road where, police say, another vehicle ran him over and kept going.

Police say that driver may not have even know he or she ran over Ramirez Jr. since that particular part of the highway is extremely dark. A woman driving on that side of the highway that night of the accident said she saw the car next to her run something over.

Carol Sutton said, "It actually made me sick, kind of. At first I thought it, 'well maybe they hit part of a car part.' but it didn't make any noise and I just put two-and-two together and, you know, heard that there was another body on the side of the freeway."

Investigators are reviewing area surveillance video to try and track down that vehicle. They're not sure what it's make, model or color is; they say it likely has damage to the radiator and transmission.

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