One dead, two injured in overnight accident

Posted at 4:57 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 05:57:46-04

One person died overnight after an accident at a Corpus Christi intersection.

Just after 2 a.m., a driver was speeding down Staples near McArdle when he lost control trying to take a curve. The vehicle went over the median into oncoming traffic and side-swiped another vehicle, according to officers on scene. 

"They side-swiped each other but at such a high rate of speed it was almost a head-on collision," Lt. Timothy Frazier with the Corpus Christi Police Department said. "The at-fault driver, unfortunately passed away, he was killed in the crash."

Two people in the other car had minor injuries. Officers do not believe that alcohol was a factor in this accident.