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One person hospitalized after driver crashes into several vehicles in old Sunrise Mall parking lot

All westbound lanes along the 5900 block of SPID at Airline Road were closed as police responded to the accident.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police had to close all lanes of traffic along the 5900 block of SPID at Airline Road Monday after driver Derek St. Amant crashed into multiple vehicles and rolled into the old Sunrise Mall parking lot.

It happened sometime after 3 p.m. Monday, and police said one person has been sent to the hospital for treatment.

Police said a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed down the SPID access road clipped a couple of other vehicles which sent it rolling several times through the parking lot of the old Sunrise Mall, hitting more vehicles along the way. It came to a stop near the Planet Fitness.

Debris from the vehicles was scattered around the parking lot as police arrived at the scene to investigate.

One person involved in the crash was reportedly listed in serious or critical condition when they were transported to the hospital for treatment, according to police.

Amant was charged with two counts of intoxicated assault with a vehicle, and one charge of intoxicated manslaughter. The three charges amount to a $6000,000 bond. 

3News will keep you updated as the story unfolds and new information becomes available. 

All lanes of travel on 5900 block of SPID WB at Airline are shut down due to major traffic crash. Expect delays. Please find alternate route if possible.

Posted by Corpus Christi Police Department on Monday, November 8, 2021

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