Corpus Christi police still looking for driver in fatal hit-and-run accident

The Corpus Christi Police Department now believes that a second vehicle involved in an accident Saturday killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist, but the first vehicle to struck him fled the scene.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Corpus Christi Police Department now believes that a second vehicle involved in an accident Saturday killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist, but the first vehicle to struck him fled the scene.

Police are still looking for the driver of that vehicle.

The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office identified the motorcyclist Monday as 24-year-old Justin Garcia of Corpus Christi. The accident happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday near Ray High School.

According to police, Garcia was entering Staples Street from a private driveway near Texan Trail illegally and into the path of an SUV. The SUV struck Garcia and caused him to fall in front of a second vehicle, which then struck and killed Garcia.

Now police believe that had the driver of the SUV stopped and remained at the scene, they would not be facing charges in a fatal crash.

The second driver, on the other hand, will not face charges because they did not leave the scene of the accident.

Police said Garcia was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

An official cause of death has not been released, and police are still looking for the driver of the SUV that initially struck Garcia. If you have any information about this hit-and-run accident, call police at 361-886-2600.

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