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Jun 7, 2014 12:22 AM by Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com

Man Killed, Woman Critically Injured In Hit And Run

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man was killed, and the woman with him was critically injured late Friday evening near Port and Morgan.

Police say the man in his 50's was pushing the woman, also in her 50's, in a wheelchair.

They were walking north on 25th Street when police say a gold pickup hit them from behind and kept going.

Both were immediately transported to Spohn Memorial around the corner where the man was pronounced dead.

There were no witnesses to the crash, but someone down the street reported seeing a gold pickup driving erratically down 25th Street afterwards.

Police later found a gold 1999 Ford F-150 about a block from where the victims were hit.

The say it has damage consistent with the impact, and matches evidence found at the crash scene.

Christine Griffin, 30, was found where the truck was parked and taken in for questioning.

She was later charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury.

Police believe she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.


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