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Driver arrested after fleeing the scene of a rollover accident

21-year-old Rene Garza is facing charges of escape from custody, resisting arrest and evading arrest.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 21-year-old male was arrested by Corpus Christi police after walking away from the scene of a rollover accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of 5th Street and Morgan Avenue.

Police said 21-year-old Rene Garza is facing charges of escape from custody, resisting arrest and evading arrest.

It was Sunday afternoon when police said a red sedan was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The impact caused the red sedan to roll over multiple times before coming to a stop with two people trapped inside. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the trapped passengers.

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Police said Garza, the driver of the red sedan, left the scene of the crash on foot and attempted to hide in a nearby neighborhood. He was described as wearing red pants and an ugly Christmas sweater.

Police managed to find Garza and arrest him shortly after the accident.

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