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Aug 9, 2013 6:46 PM

Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fiery Crash

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police say a drunk driver is to blame for an accident that caused a big rig to catch fire in a crash this morning.

A viewer sent in video of the external diesel tank on the truck catching fire right after car slammed into the turning truck at Staples and S.P.I.D.

The truck driver was able to get out of the way before the fire started.

Police say the driver of the car ran away from the scene and called a cab to come pick him up.

Officers caught up with him later. He failed a field sobriety test back at the crash scene. Police have not released his name.

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