Shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, the Corpus Christi Police Department and Fire Rescue Department were dispatched to the 4330 block of South Padre Island Drive for a fatal crash.
When paramedics and rescue responders arrived they found four occupants stuck inside a Buick sedan that struck a palm tree. After using the Jaws of Life to release the occupants of the vehicle, they found that the driver of the vehicle was deceased.
It took fire fighters and paramedics more than 30 minutes to release the occupants from the vehicle. The other three occupants were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police blocked off the access road and the Everhart exit ramp going eastbound for several hours for investigation.
The deceased driver was later identifed by family as Jesse Garza from Beeville, Texas.