A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday night on Waldron Road near SPID in the Flour Bluff area, authorities said. The name of the victim has been identifed as 43 year old Gabriel Arteaga. Corpus Christi police continued their search for the driver involved in the fatal accident.
Authorities have not released any details on the type of vehicle involved in the incident, but found a vehicle hidden in a wooded area nearby with damage to the front end.
Corpus Christi police responded to the scene just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday at Waldron Road and Fawn Drive.
When they arrived, officers found the pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fler the scene. Corpus Christi firefighters and personnel tried to resuscitate the man, but he died at the scene. The investigation unit detectives are investigating the incident and found foul play may be involved.