Man changing tire struck and killed on SPID

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021 a man changing his tire to his vehicle after getting a flat on South Padre Island Drive was struck and killed by another vehicle near Kostoryz Road.

The family of the deceased man was on the scene around 4 a.m. and they tell the Crónica that man who is deceased was 26 years of age and just married his wife one week ago. The family also says that the man had also joined the military.

The 26 year old man who was struck and killed has been identified as Alex Alvarado.

Around 4:45 am another major vehicle accident occured on the westbound lanes of SPID near Carroll Lane causing the freeway to be shutdown from Everhart Road to Ayers Street.