CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — There were five different crashes along I-37 during Monday morning's rainy weather, including one that claimed the life of a woman in her 20s from Kyle, Texas.
Since the wet weather isn't expected to let up over the next few days, Corpus Christi police are warning drivers to stay safe and focus on the road.
It was around 11:30 a.m. Monday when police said the female victim, identified as 21-year-old Aspen Salazar, was driving on southbound I-37. She was taking the turnaround before Redbird Lane, too fast officers said, and lost control of her vehicle, crashing into one of the concrete barriers and then a freeway support column.
Police said Salazar was killed instantly.
The crashes didn't stop. Around noon, an 18-wheeler jackknifed near Labonte Park, and shortly after that there were a few more fender benders that resulted in at least one person being hospitalized.
"We got some people that are rubber necking. They're looking. They're not paying attention when they're driving," CCPD Lt. Timothy Frazier said. "Again, the wet roads have something to do with it, and of course traffic being piled up."
Police said drivers should watch their speed, especially around curves. There is no need to be in a hurry. If you have to be somewhere, give yourself some extra time.
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