Corpus Christi, TX – A Corpus Christi police officer was killed, and a second officer is hospitalized in stable condition, after a car slammed into them during a traffic stop late on Friday.
The incident occurred at about 9:43 p.m. on Jan. 31 as three Corpus Christi police officers were conducting a traffic stop on South Padre Island Drive near the westbound Carroll Lane overpass, KRIS reported.
The public information officer for the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD), Lieutenant Michael Pena, said the three officers were stopped with flashing lights on three police cruisers when they were hit by another vehicle.
Lt. Pena said that initially, two officers affected the traffic stop, but then a third CCPD patrol vehicle stopped at the scene to assist, KENS reported.
As the first two officers were out of their vehicle to talk to the driver of the car they had pulled over, another car slammed into one of the officer’s stopped police cruisers.
Two officers were hurt in the crash, KENS reported.
One of them died later at the hospital.
The second officer is in stable condition as of Saturday morning, according to KENS.
Police said they have one person in custody in connection with the crash but have not released any other details.
They also have not yet released the name of the officers who were killed and injured in the wreck, KENS reported.
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