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TABC looking into accident that killed Alan McCollum

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 19:50:59-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is looking into the Jan. 31 auto accident that killed Corpus Christi Police Department Officer Alan McCollum and injured CCPD officer Michael Love.

TABC spokesman Christopher Porter said a request for the investigation was made Feb. 3 by the CCPD to look into the accident.

Brandon Portillo was arrested and accused of killing McCollum and injuring Love as they conducted a traffic stop with third officer on the Carroll Lane overpass of State Highway 358

Portillo is in the Nueces Co. Jail charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and driving with a suspended license in lieu of bonds totaling $1.5 million.

The TABC will work with the police department to determine if Portillo was at a licensed establishment prior to the accident.

They have the ability to do this by interviewing witnesses, friends and relatives who might have been with Portillo before the accident.

The TABC also has the jurisdiction to look at bank and credit card records.

Porter said It could take up to two months to complete the investigation.