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Five-vehicle crash ties up traffic Friday afternoon

Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 18:21:36-04
Police say a five-vehicle crash caused a major traffic backup on the freeway Friday afternoon (KRIS-TV).

CORPUS CHRISTI – Traffic on the freeway was backed up after a five-vehicle crash along South Padre Island Drive.

The crash happened around 1:30 pm Friday afternoon on the freeway near SPID and Weber Road intersection.

Medics were called to check on several people including a pregnant woman. Police say no one had any major injuries.

Shortly after that accident, an SUV broke down on the freeway’s Eastbound lane in the far left lane and police say that contributed to the backup.

Around 2:45 pm Friday afternoon, police were also called out to a dump truck rollover accident from the 358 to the  Crosstown Expressway extension. Police say a Corpus Christi Solid Waste truck blew a tire which caused it to roll over.

Police say the driver of the garbage truck was already out of the vehicle when they arrived.

Dump truck roll over crash
A garbage truck blew a tire when it was trying to get on the SPID Freeway from the Crosstown Expressway extension. (KRIS-TV)