Two people are dead after an overnight accident that occurred on the Crosstown Expressway near Gollihar Road in Corpus Christi.
According to police dispatch, the driver of a maroon Mercury Mountaineer was traveling the wrong way in the 4500 block of Crosstown Expressway (286) when the driver smashed into a silver SUV around 2:21 a.m. Friday.
The driver of the maroon Mercury Mountaineer was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when the collision occurred.
Preliminary information from police states that after the Mountaineer hit the silver SUV, the driver Mercury Mountaineer was ejected onto the road before the vehicle came to a stop. The driver was a female.
No other information was announced at the scene by police other than two were pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman who died after the suspected drunk driver crashed into the grey SUV has been identified as 18 year old Ariana Dewey of Gregory-Portland, Texas. She had just graduated from High School.
Crónica sources say the wrong way driver was 28 year old Crystal Nichole Pineda.
The accident is still under investigation and toxicology reports are pending by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office.