Crash In Rural Refugio County Killed a Corpus Christi Man On Friday Night

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash in rural Refugio County that killed a Corpus Christi man on Friday night.

A preliminary DPS investigation revealed that a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, driven by an unidentified male, was traveling north on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 and was attempting to pass multiple vehicles while going north in the southbound lane.

A DPS release stated a driver of a Honda CRV tried to take evasive action by moving to the south bound shoulder of the road but was struck head-on by the pickup truck. The driver of the Honda CRV was identified as Corpus Christi resident Hope Ikechukwa Asala, 33, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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