Two killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash on Harbor Bridge
Two people were killed and two were injured in a three-vehicle accident on the Harbor Bridge Wednesday night.
Police say the at-fault driver, a 35-year-old woman, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 181 on the Harbor Bridge and drove into the two victims as they traveled into Corpus Christi. She was believed to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance, according to Senior Officer Gena Pena.
The woman was injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. A sample of her blood was taken to determine her blood alcohol content. Her identity has not yet been released, but she is expected to face two charges of intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and one count of intoxication assault, a third-degree felony.
One of those killed was 37-year-old Betsy Mandujano, a communications operator for the San Patricio County Sheriff's Office for 10 years, according to Sheriff Oscar Rivera.
Around 8 p.m., Corpus Christi police shut down all northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 181 on the bridge after the accident. Bridge traffic was reopened after midnight. Police again closed the southbound lanes for an hour and a half Thursday afternoon to investigate the accident.
Law enforcement did not release the identity of the other person killed. The condition of the other person injured in the crash was unknown Thursday morning.
Mandujano "was very active in our community public relations events including parades and evening celebrations at our popcorn socials," Rivera said in a statement. "We are torn apart by this tragedy. Our sincere condolences to the families. God Bless our angel."
This article originally appeared on Corpus Christi Caller Times: Two killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash on Harbor Bridge