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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. (THECOUNT) — A pair of Corpus Christi police officers were struck by a vehicle and we are now learning one of them died Friday night.
One officer was killed after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop along State Highway 358, according to Saturday morning reports.
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Lieutenant Michael Peña with the Corpus Christi Police Department says two officers pulled over a vehicle along South Padre Island Drive near Carroll Lane.
Both officers were transported to area hospitals, where one was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the collision.
The surviving officer’s condition was stable as of 11:40 p.m.
Lt. Peña also said they do have one person detained, but have not released any names at this point.
Geo quick facts: Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum – wikipedia.