A head-on collision along Saratoga killed two people Thursday morning. One witness tried to stop the deadly crash, but couldn't get the wrong-way driver to stop.
It was just after 2 a.m. Thursday when a white sport utility vehicle was flying down Saratoga and ended up crashing into a pickup truck at the intersection of Staples.
A police officer who arrived on the scene had to use his fire extinguisher to put out a fire that resulted from the collision. Police are still working out many of the details, but they do know that 25-year old Kathleen Soliz was driving the wrong way and hit and killed 57-year old Bobby Gene Barrow.
Police said a witness tried to get Soliz' attention, but couldn't keep up with her.
"The one that was going the wrong way was traveling at a high rate of speed," said Lt. Art Trevino of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "They're saying right now, just their estimation obviously, about 65 or 70 miles per hour; but the witness would come to a light, so she was trying to keep up with the driver of the white vehicle as safe as possible, just to let her know that she was obviously on the wrong side of the road."
Barrow was dead at the scene, while Soliz was taken to Memorial Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Investigators believe alcohol played a big role in the accident.
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