The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with a man who was reportedly hit by a vehicle and left for dead. The incident occurred on October 12, and the man, identified as Kenneth Wayne Thornhill III, died from his injuries. DPS is now leading the investigation and asking for potential witnesses to come forward.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with a man who was allegedly hit by a vehicle and left for dead. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 12, just after 6:00 a.m., on County Road 26 and County Road 49A, near Old Brownsville Road and Saratoga Boulevard.
The Nueces County Sheriff’s Department received a call about an individual in the roadway, and when deputies arrived, they found the man had succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Thornhill III, a 34-year-old who had been residing in Corpus Christi for the past two years.
Sergeant Harold Mallory, who is in charge of DPS Media Relations, stated that Thornhill’s family has confirmed his residency in Corpus Christi. As the investigation proceeds, DPS has taken over the case and is urging anyone who may have spoken to or seen Thornhill in the days leading up to his death to come forward and provide information. They can contact DPS at 361-698-5600.
This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. Hit-and-run accidents are all too common and can have devastating consequences. It is crucial for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to assist in the investigation and help bring justice to the victim and their family.
Authorities are urging the public to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity or information that may be relevant to the case. By working together, the community can play a vital role in ensuring that those responsible for this tragedy are held accountable.
The DPS investigation is ongoing, and any information obtained could be crucial in solving this case. It is essential for the public to support law enforcement efforts by providing any relevant details or leads that may help bring closure to Thornhill’s family and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
If you have any information, please contact DPS at the provided phone number. Let us stand together as a community and help bring justice to Kenneth Wayne Thornhill III..