Joaquin Puente Killed in Accident at State Hwy 188 in Corpus Christi, TX

November 27, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Joaquin Puente
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 188, Corpus Christi, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Ram 1500, Buick Century
State Hwy 188
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Ram 1500 and a Buick Century were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at State Hwy 188 in Corpus Christi, TX on November 27th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:36 a.m. According to investigators, a Dodge Ram operated by 71-year-old Charles Rodriguez was westbound on Hwy 188 at the time. Officials say, for unknown reasons, a Buick Century operated by 22-year-old Joaquin Puente, allegedly crossed into the path of the Dodge. The two vehicles collided, leaving Puente seriously injured. Officials say Puente was pronounced dead of his injuries shortly after police arrival. A passenger in the Dodge, 53-year-old Blanca Jones, as well as Rodriguez, were both hospitalized with suspected non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information was not immediately available.

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