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One man dead after car crash on Nile Drive

The crash occurred on Nov. 19
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Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 18:21:15-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — One man died Tuesday following a car crash on Nile and Ennis Joslin earlier this month.

Jesus Garcia was riding in a car at about 8:21 p.m. Nov. 19 when the vehicle collided with an SUV and he was ejected, accoding to CCPD reports.

Police at the time said the driver of a car in which the 27-year-old Garcia was a passenger was on Nile Drive thought he had a green turn signal. When he turned, his car was hit by an SUV going northbound on Ennis Joslin Road.

Another passenger in that car was also injured, and the driver of the SUV was reportedly unharmed.

Leroy Jasso, the 21-year-old driving the car was arrested and originally charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle. One of these charges has been upgraded to intoxication manslaughter following Garcia's death.