Corpus Christi, TX – Michael Ortiz Killed in Collision on US 281 in Live Oak CountyTexas Accident News
Corpus Christi, TX (March 13, 2023) – A fatal collision happened in Corpus Christi early Monday morning, March 6. Michael Ortiz, 49, of Alice, lost his life after he was the passenger in a vehicle that crashed on US 281.
Reports show the vehicle Ortiz was in was headed south on the roadway when the driver failed to maintain their lane and veered off of the road. The vehicle drove into the brush on the west side of US-281.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle due to the impact of the collision. Police in Corpus Christi continue to investigate the details of the collision.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
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