CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A 35 year old pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle on the 900 block of Texan Trail near Ray High School just after one Sunday morning. According to police, the vehicle struck the man as he was using a crosswalk, and carried him approximately 200 feet before stopping.
Witnesses told police the driver of the vehicle got out, looked at the man on the ground, got back into his car and fled the scene.
A witness gave officers a description of the vehicle. After searching the area, authorities were able to locate the car believed to be involved nearby at the Buccaneer Apartments. The vehicle had extensive damage to the hood and windshield.
A man believed to be the driver was handcuffed and placed into the back of a patrol car. He was later identified by police as 56 year old Noe Garza. Officers arrested Garza for Intoxicated Manslaughter and for Accident involving Injury or Death for leaving the scene of the crash without providing aid.
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