• January 12, 2017

James Buckner Killed in Corpus Christi, TX, Pedestrian Accident

-- January 9, 2017, James Buckner, former CEO of Uvalde Memorial Hospital, was killed in Corpus Christi, TX, after an accident where a vehicle struck him.

Corpus Christi Police investigators report that the fatal incident occurred around 4:00 a.m. near the intersection of South Padre Island Drive and Kostoryz Road.

Investigators say that 62-year-old Buckner was traveling westbound on the highway when he pulled off to the shoulder. He exited the vehicle in order to check on the boat which he was hauling. As he did so, another westbound vehicle somehow managed to crash into the back of the boat. This caused Buckner to become pinned between the boat and the concrete barrier.

Buckner suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

At this time, no charges have been filed. Police say the crash is still being investigated. No further information is currently available.

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