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Stolen vehicle crashes into power pole; one person killed

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 05:18:16-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 19-year-old is dead, and a 13-year-old may be facing capital murder charges following a crash on the city's southside.

Corpus Christi police responded to the 5400 block of Williams just after 10 p.m. Sunday in reference to an armed robbery.

They say two women were sitting in their car when they were approached by a man with a gun, who then stole their car.

As officers were on their way to the scene of the robbery, they passed the stolen vehicle.

As officers turned around in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled, leading them to the 5900 block of Wooldridge.

The vehicle crashed into a power pole, causing a transformer to explode and knocking out power to over 1,000 customers in the area.

Two people were ejected from the vehicle in the crash, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman.

Both were taken to local hospitals, where the 19-year-old later died. The 18-year-old remains in serious condition.

Officers say a 13-year-old was able to flee the scene of the crash. He was found about a block away, and taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

When he is released, he faces capital murder charges, because a person was killed during the commission of a robbery.

At this time, investigators still are looking into how the other two victims were involved in the case.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for updates.