April 15, 2014 10:08 AM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Rio Grande City police are interviewing a driver involved in a deadly accident yesterday. We're told the driver collided with a motorcycle on the 5000 block of Highway 83 around 4 p.m. It happened in front a Melrose clothing store.
According to officers, the motorcyclist... more »
April 3, 2014 10:08 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident south of Donna.
The accident happened at approximately 9 p.m. on FM 493, a couple miles north of Military Highway.
Donna Police Chief Ram de Leon said a man was walking across a... more »
April 1, 2014 8:28 PM
McALLEN - A pastor who survived a massive crash in southern Mexico is preparing to return to that country.
Jeremy Valladares was involved in a head-on collision in December, 2013, in the state of Yucatan. He was on a missionary trip with a fellow pastor when the crash happened.... more »
March 31, 2014 5:08 PM
McALLEN - A stretch of Jackson Road remains closed to traffic as crews pull an 18-wheeler from a canal.
The road closure is between Ridge Road and Sam Houston Street. The accident happened at approximately 12 p.m. Monday.
Officials said the truck driver was distracted using a GPS... more »
March 26, 2014 12:54 PM
EDINBURG - A driver who allegedly veered into oncoming traffic in Edinburg died after a head-on collision. The crash happened at the intersection of Sugar and Trenton this morning.
The driver who died was traveling in a yellow Ford. Lt. Oscar Trevino of the Edinburg Police Department said, "The... more »
March 26, 2014 9:33 AM
EDINBURG - Authorities are on the scene of a major accident in Edinburg. It happened along Trenton and Sugar Road, in front of the Edinburg Children's Hospital.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS confirmed one person was killed in the head-on collision. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
March 25, 2014 8:05 PM
HARLINGEN - A 17-year-old student from Harlingen High School remains in critical condition after a vehicle struck him Tuesday morning.
The incident happened at the intersection of 77 Sunshine Strip and 7th Street, two blocks away from the school.
Police said the teen was jaywalking on 77 Sunshine... more »
March 25, 2014 12:18 PM
HARLINGEN - Police in Harlingen are piecing together a morning accident that left a teen fighting for his life.
The accident happened two blocks from Harlingen High School at Sunshine Strip and 7th Street. Police said the 17-year-old was hit just before 8 a.m. We're told he was crossing... more »
March 25, 2014 12:13 PM
DONNA - A vehicle engulfed in flames caused the temporary closure of Interstate 2 (formerly Expressway 83) this morning in Donna.
The vehicle went up in flames between FM 493 and Victoria Road around 9 a.m. The driver suffered smoke inhalation. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.... more »
March 12, 2014 12:11 PM
MERCEDES - Six children are recovering after being involved in an accident on Interstate 2, formerly Expressway 83. It happened before midnight near the Mile 2 East exit in Mercedes.
Police on the scene said the driver of a minivan carrying the children stopped in the middle of the... more »
March 7, 2014 7:49 AM
EDINBURG - One person died in a morning rollover accident in Edinburg. Another person is in critical condition.
The accident happened on the 1500 block of South Sugar Road near Freddy Gonzalez around 5 a.m. Lt. Oscar Trevino of the Edinburg Police Department said the gray Chevy Camaro was... more »
March 3, 2014 5:14 PM
McALLEN - Police are investigating a fatal accident at a local restaurant.
Police said a 17-year-old was backing a van out of a parking spot when he hit his mother. The incident happened at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Corral at 1301 Jackson Avenue.
The 48-year-old woman... more »
February 27, 2014 4:18 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police will not file charges against a motorist in an accident that sent an elderly man to a hospital.
Police said the driver struck the 77-year-old man Wednesday at a McDonald's parking lot on Southmost and Esperanza roads.
The elderly man suffered serious head injuries.
February 26, 2014 4:01 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police are investigating an accident that sent an elderly man to a hospital Wednesday in Brownsville.
The 77-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after a vehicle struck him in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant on Southmost and Esperanza roads.
Police have not released the... more »
February 25, 2014 4:20 PM
WESLACO - Counseling will be available for the emergency crews that responded to a deadly accident Monday in Weslaco.
The firefighters and EMTs who responded to the accident ended their shift Tuesday at 7 a.m. They'll return to work on Thursday.
The crews tried to save a 7-year-old... more »
February 25, 2014 4:19 PM
WESLACO - No charges will be filed in the death of a 7-year-old Weslaco girl.
The girl died after a semi-tractor trailer struck her Monday night. The girl's father was behind the wheel of the big rig.
Police said the girl was riding a bicycle near the 18-wheeler... more »
February 25, 2014 1:03 PM
MISSION - A black bow is tied to the front of Rivera Welding in Mission. Brenda Cuellar was walking across the street to the business yesterday, when a driver hit her. The 16-year-old had just exited a school bus. She later died at the hospital.
A worker at business... more »
February 25, 2014 1:03 PM
WESLACO - Police said a family member was behind the wheel of a semi-truck that fatally hit a 7-year-old girl.
The accident happened last night in Weslaco off of Ballard Street. Officers said the girl's father was heading to work in the semi-truck at the same time she was... more »
February 19, 2014 12:37 PM
MCALLEN - An autopsy was ordered for a man killed in a McAllen accident. Police said the 47-year-old man, who was on a motorcycle, collided with a Hyundai.
It happened at the intersection of Covina Avenue and Ware Road yesterday evening. The 47-year-old was taken to a hospital, where... more »
February 12, 2014 1:33 PM
NEAR ENCINO - The driver of an 18-wheeler died in an accident south of Encino. It happened on the southbound lanes of Highway 281 around 5:45 a.m.
DPS spokesperson Maria Hernandez said the 18-wheeler flipped and partially ejected the driver. The driver died at the scene. Troopers aren't releasing... more »
February 7, 2014 12:51 PM
MCALLEN - Police in McAllen identified the woman killed in an accident yesterday afternoon. They said 45-year-old Dora Salazar de Ramirez died at the hospital as a result of her injuries.
Investigators are releasing few details about the accident, which happened at the intersection of North Ware Road and... more »
February 6, 2014 5:18 PM
HARLINGEN - Families of the victims of a fatal crash in Harlingen filed a lawsuit against the city and a 16-year-old driver.
Three people were killed when a tractor trailer loaded with trash collided with their pickup truck. The 16-year old was behind the wheel of the pickup.
... more »
February 6, 2014 4:17 PM
WESLACO - A driver escaped injury Thursday after a train struck his vehicle in Weslaco.
The incident happened just before 1 p.m. at the Milano Street and Business 83. The impact destroyed most of the car's front end.
The train's engineer said he was traveling at about 10... more »
February 4, 2014 8:07 AM
DONNA - Crews are clearing the scene of a one-vehicle rollover in Donna. It happened on FM 493, just south of Mile 11.
Authorities said the driver was the only person inside the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital.
Traffic in the area has slowed down as... more »
February 3, 2014 4:27 PM
WESLACO - A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board does not specify why a Customs and Border Protection helicopter made a hard land last month in Brooks County.
The report states that witnesses saw the aircraft 50 to 100 feet above the ground. The aircraft made an... more »
January 29, 2014 9:23 AM
PHARR - Officers in Pharr are investigating a deadly morning collision. It happened at South Jackson Road and Ridge Road around 6:30 a.m.
Police said preliminary information shows a white Chevy van heading south of Jackson Road veered into the northbound lanes. The van collided with a tractor-trailer. The... more »
January 28, 2014 12:54 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police identified the bicyclist killed in Brownsville as 45-year-old Alejandro Abundis Alonso.
Officers said a driver fatally hit the Matamoros man Monday around 5 p.m. It happened near Charlie Clark Drive and Old Highway 77. We're told Alonso was employed at the Burger King on Alton Gloor.... more »
January 23, 2014 5:24 PM
DONNA - A 3-year-old child was killed when a vehicle struck him Wednesday in Donna.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the child was in the care of his grandfather when the incident happened. The man said he was working on a car in his backyard and lost track... more »
January 20, 2014 8:36 AM
EDINBURG - Emergency crews responded to a crash in Edinburg. It happened at the intersection of North Alamo Road and Mile 17 1/2. Firefighters were called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. DPS troopers also responded.
A Jeep Laredo and a green Chevy Suburban were involved in the wreck.... more »
January 19, 2014 10:55 PM
KINGSVILLE - A Valley college student is dead after a crash in Kingsville. Investigators said 20-year-old Jaqueline Olivares died just outside the campus of Texas A&M University.
Police said Olivares was passenger in a truck that crashed Saturday morning. According to police the vehicle veered off the road and... more »
January 13, 2014 10:38 PM
MISSION - A group of Sharyland ISD students were not hurt when a car slammed into their bus Monday afternoon.
The car rear ended the bus near Griffin Parkway and Shary Road in Mission.
A second bus was sent to the crash site to collect the students.
January 7, 2014 12:52 PM
MISSION - First responders are rushing to the scene of a three-vehicle accident in Mission. We're told the accident caused a rollover near Conway and Business 83.
At least one person is trapped inside a Ford Explorer. Crews are getting ready to rescue the driver right now. Drivers should... more »
January 1, 2014 4:40 PM
HARLINGEN - Harlingen police identified three people killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon. Miguel Angel Giron, 47, and David Giron, 14, were from California. Rafael Antonio Romero, 42, was from Georgia.
Information given to police by family members indicates all three victims were related. They were traveling to a... more »
December 31, 2013 7:30 PM
HARLINGEN - Investigators worked into the night Tuesday as they continued their probe into a deadly accident in the Harlingen-San Benito city line.
Police said a city of Harlingen dump truck loaded with trash crashed with a pick-up truck at FM 509 and Russell Lane. Two men and a... more »
December 26, 2013 7:51 PM
SANTA MARIA - An ambulance rollover on Thursday rattled the residents of a small Hidalgo County community.
Wet roads contributed to the rollover in Santa Maria, officials said.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the driver lost control and hit an electric pole. Several people... more »
December 24, 2013 10:21 PM
WESLACO - A McAllen man is dead after a one-vehicle accident in Louisiana. The accident now is under investigation.
Investigators said the incident happened between Monday night and early Christmas Eve near a town called Hackberry.
The victim was identified as Belisario D. Rodriguez, 32.
Louisiana state... more »
December 24, 2013 11:28 AM
MISSION - The construction worker who fell to his death in Mission has been identified. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said the victim was 47-year-old Juan Jose Gonzalez of Alamo.
The accident happened yesterday at Mile 6 North and Shary Road. That's where the new Sharyland High School is... more »
December 24, 2013 11:23 AM
SOUTH OF SAN BENITO - DPS troopers are investigating an accident that sent one person to the hospital.
It happened around 7 a.m. on FM 732 in La Paloma, south of San Benito. A viewer sent us a photo from the scene. We're told the car hit a tree.... more »
December 19, 2013 8:07 PM
McALLEN - A Rio Grande Valley pastor injured in a head-on collision in Mexico is back on U.S. soil.
The Rev. Jeremy Valladares, 30, suffered severe injuries in a collision with an 18-wheeler in the Mexican state of Yucatan.
The community rallied around the pastor, and one generous... more »
December 12, 2013 8:57 AM
ELSA - Nine people are in the hospital following a major overnight accident. It happened in Elsa on FM 88 and Mile 15 1/2 North around 2:30 a.m.
The conditions of the people involved in the crash aren't known.
Officials on the scene told us an 18-wheeler heading... more »
December 11, 2013 8:55 AM
EDINBURG - An 18-wheeler accident caused power outages for some people in Edinburg.
Magic Valley spokesperson Luis Reyes said crews got a call about downed power lines around 2:40 a.m. The Edinburg Fire Department also responded to the scene on FM 2812 and the I-69C (formerly Highway 281) frontage... more »
December 6, 2013 12:25 PM
EDINBURG - An Hidalgo County detention officer died as a result of a morning accident. She was identified as 40-year-old Bertha Garza.
The wreck happened at the Terry Road and East Rogers Road intersection at 7:30 a.m.
DPS spokesman Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said a black Dodge Nitro heading... more »
December 6, 2013 10:56 AM
EDINBURG - An Hidalgo County detention officer was airlifted to the hospital after an accident in rural Edinburg. Preliminary information indicates she was headed to work at the time of the crash.
It happened at the Terry Road and East Rogers Road intersection at 7:30 a.m. DPS spokesman Sgt.... more »
December 5, 2013 12:31 PM
HARLINGEN - One person died in a crash involving a van from a retirement center. The wreck happened this morning in Harlingen on the 800 block of Camelot Drive.
Police said a man driving a Red 2009 Dodge Caliber headed in the opposite direction of the van, veered into... more »
December 2, 2013 12:29 PM
MCALLEN - Police identified the woman killed in a weekend accident in McAllen. Investigators said she's 19-year-old Samantha Lee Garcia.
The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on North Ware Road, south of the 495 intersection.
Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were taken to... more »
November 27, 2013 9:17 AM
PHARR - Police are looking for witnesses of a deadly morning accident in Pharr. A 56-year-old was killed during the wreck on FM 495 and Jackson Road. It happened around 5 a.m.
According to officers, the driver of a pickup truck heading southbound on Jackson Road hit the 56-year-old.... more »
November 26, 2013 1:40 PM
DONNA - Authorities said a driver without a license or insurance caused a morning accident in Donna.
It happened on FM 493, near Mile 11. Troopers said a woman hit a car from behind. We're told four people, including a 3-month-old baby, were involved in the wreck and taken... more »
November 26, 2013 9:04 AM
DONNA - Emergency crews are now on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident in Donna on FM 493, near Mile 11.
Northbound and southbound traffic on FM 493 is being affected. It's unclear how many people were hurt. A CHANNEL 5 NEWS crew saw at least two adults and... more »
November 22, 2013 8:08 AM
HIDALGO COUNTY - DPS troopers are clearing the scene of a school bus accident in Hidalgo County. We're told no students were onboard the bus.
DPS Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the La Joya ISD bus crashed into a horse before 7 a.m. It happened north of Palmview on Doffing... more »
November 21, 2013 12:55 PM
PHARR - Authorities are trying to figure out why a driver fled the scene of an accident in Pharr.
The accident happened at the intersection of Moore and Cage around 10 a.m. Police said the driver of the truck was speeding north of Cage, when he lost control, crashed... more »
November 21, 2013 11:23 AM
SAN BENITO - A 22-year-old man is facing several charges, including intoxication assault and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
San Benito police responded to a three-vehicle accident Tuesday morning at South Sam Houston and the frontage road. An officer spotted a vehicle with front end damage leaving the area... more »
November 15, 2013 4:24 PM
HARLINGEN - State investigators continue their probe into a rollover involving a detainee-transport bus north of Harlingen.
State troopers on Friday spoke with the two guards who were on the bus at the time of the incident.
About 40 detainees from El Salvador were injured in the incident.... more »
November 14, 2013 4:24 PM
HARLINGEN - A detainee-transport company launched an internal investigation after one of its buses rolled over early Thursday north of Harlingen.
About 40 detainees from El Salvador were injured in the incident.
State troopers said the rollover happened on I-69E. The detainees were being transferred from a Brooks... more »
November 13, 2013 7:59 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A state trooper on Wednesday took the stand during the trial of a man accused of hitting and killing a Marine near Los Fresnos in 2012.
Testimony began Wednesday in the negligent homicide trial against Juan Carlos Garcia. Garcia is accused of killing Marine Eddie Polanco.
... more »
November 11, 2013 1:09 PM
SAN JUAN - A San Juan police officer involved in a head-on collision is recovering from serious injuries at a local hospital.
San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez told us Officer Ricardo Sanchez was on his way to police headquarters to work the night shift, when another vehicle hit... more »
November 8, 2013 9:10 AM
EDINBURG - Drivers headed to Edinburg are being warned about residue left on the road, after an overnight accident. It all happened on Interstate 69C, formerly Highway 281, between Laguna Seca Road and FM 490.
Edinburg Deputy Fire Chief Ubaldo Perez told us a tanker truck carrying an oil-based... more »
November 6, 2013 4:23 PM
PHARR - U.S. Department of Transportation records show that a company whose truck overturned Tuesday night in Pharr had another accident during the past 12 months.
The incident only required the use of a tow truck and no injuries were reported, the records show.
Mireles Trucking and Harvesting... more »
October 30, 2013 1:18 PM
WESLACO - A driver was ticketed after a crash in Weslaco this morning. It happened around 8:15 a.m. on Business 83, between Nevada and Airport Drive.
Weslaco police spokesperson David Barbosa told us no one was hurt. He said a black truck heading west on Business 83 tried making... more »
October 29, 2013 1:10 PM
EDINBURG - Police identified a woman killed in an auto-pedestrian accident this morning. Lt. Oscar Trevino of the Edinburg Police Department told us 47-year-old Shelley Leigh Schulze was walking along the southbound I-69C (formerly Highway 281) frontage road, when she was struck by a truck.
The accident happened in... more »
October 24, 2013 4:17 PM
McALLEN - McAllen police officials said a motorcycle officer will make a full recovery after a car struck him just before noon Thursday.
The crash happened at around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Pecan Blvd and Main Street.
The driver of a BMW said he did not... more »
October 24, 2013 1:05 PM
MCALLEN - Police in McAllen are investigating an accident sent one of their motorcycle police officers to the hospital. It happened around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Pecan and Bicentennial Boulevard.
We're told a motorcycle officer and the driver of a BMW collided. The police officer was taken... more »
October 23, 2013 4:27 PM
EDINBURG - A the driver of a Ford pickup truck will face intoxication manslaughter charges in the death of a bicyclist in Edinburg.
Police said the victim, Kenneth Farol Bothwell, 68, of South Dakota was riding his bicycle when the truck struck him. Investigators said Bothwell was part of... more »
October 16, 2013 5:15 PM
DONNA - A Donna police officer was hospitalized after his vehicle rolled over Tuesday morning in the south side of the city.
The accident happened near FM 493 and Lott Road. The officer was driving to work, officials said.
The officer lost control when he tried to avoid... more »
October 15, 2013 4:52 PM
DONNA - Doctors are trying to figure out the extent of a Donna police officer's injuries. According to the Donna police chief, doctors think the officer may have broken some ribs. The officer was involved in a rollover this morning. It happened near 493 and Lott Road around 7 a.m.... more »
October 15, 2013 8:14 AM
DONNA - A Donna police officer is on his way to the hospital. He was involved in a rollover accident near 493 and Lott Road. It happened around 7 a.m.
Donna Police Chief Ram De Leon said the officer was unresponsive at the scene of the accident and is... more »
October 11, 2013 6:20 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - An all-terrain vehicle driver was killed in an accident north of Edinburg Friday afternoon.
Texas Department of Public Safety Spokesman Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said the man died when his ATV overturned on Rancho Alto Road, north of FM 2812. The accident happened at about 4 p.m.... more »
October 11, 2013 1:02 PM
PORT OF BROWNSVILLE - Authorities in Cameron County are investigating an accident at the Port of Brownsville. One man was sent to hospital with internal injuries.
The accident happened around 9:45 a.m. We're told the 52-year-old man was working on a tractor-trailer, when the rig rolled over his legs.... more »
October 11, 2013 1:01 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police released the name of a man killed in a Brownsville motorcycle accident. They identified him as 59-year-old Hector Ignacio Reyna of Mission.
Officers said he died from injuries suffered after a car hit him. The accident happened near Old Port Isabel Road and Cesar Road Wednesday... more »
October 10, 2013 12:59 PM
SAN BENITO - A driver was ticketed, after a morning school bus accident that sent nine San Benito students to the hospital. DPS students said the students were taken to be checked on as a precaution.
The accident happened near FM 509 and 675 around 7:30 a.m. We're told... more »
October 10, 2013 12:59 PM
EDINBURG - Police are investigating an accident east of Edinburg, near La Blanca. We're told the driver of a Ford F-150 was going west on FM 1925, when he lost control and ran off the road. It happened just west of Skinner Road.
The truck rolled several times. Both... more »
October 10, 2013 8:58 AM
SAN BENITO - Eight San Benito CISD students were taken to the hospital to be checked on, after a morning school bus accident.
DPS said it happened near FM 509 and 675 around 7:30 a.m. Troopers are still on the scene. We're working to get more information.
October 8, 2013 8:41 PM
OLMITO - A Cameron County sheriff's deputy was involved in an accident Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Sheriff Omar Lucio said the accident happened on FM 1732 and Santos Gutierrez Road.
The deputy was not seriously hurt in the incident. It was not necessary to take him to a... more »
October 8, 2013 4:21 PM
PORT ISABEL - A police officer who slammed into a concrete barrier Tuesday morning was working a drug interdiction detail at the time of the accident, officials said.
Officer Christopher Criszanto had been patrolling Highway 48 for three hours when he fell asleep at the wheel, officials said. The... more »
October 8, 2013 1:06 PM
PHARR - A Roma man is facing charges for his role in a Pharr accident. Pablo Baldemar Barrera, 22, was charged with intoxication assault.
The accident happened south of Nolana, on the I-69C frontage road, early Sunday. Several men were pushing a vehicle, which had run out of fuel.... more »
October 4, 2013 9:02 AM
MCALLEN - Fire crews responded to a two-vehicle accident in McAllen. It happened on Ebony and Bicentennial at around 8:10 a.m.
We're told one vehicle rolled over. The Jaws of Life were used to extract at least one person. The driver and passenger in that vehicle were taken to... more »
October 2, 2013 4:25 PM
McALLEN - The east bound lanes of Expressway 83 near McAllen Medical Center are back open after crews cleared a major accident, police said.
Police closed the expressway as emergency crews worked to help the drivers of three mangled vehicles.
The accident happened just after 12 p.m. One... more »
October 1, 2013 4:18 PM
WESLACO - A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after nearly drowning in a swimming pool Tuesday.
The incident happened in the 800 block of Quail Hollow Drive in Weslaco. Paramedics took the child to Knapp Medical Center. He later was transferred to Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
The boy is... more »
October 1, 2013 1:25 PM
DONNA - A driver was airlifted to the hospital after a rollover accident north of Donna. DPS troopers told us it happened on the northbound lane of Goalie Road after 11 a.m.
The car rolled over and eventually stopped in an orchard. There's no word yet on the driver's... more »
September 28, 2013 7:39 PM
EDINBURG - Edinburg police are searching for the people who fled the scene of a rollover on Saturday. It happened on Highway 281, north of Edinburg, near the El Cibolo Road exit.
First responders were called to the scene around 4:30pm Saturday. Police spokesperson Oscar Trevino said someone drove by... more »
September 27, 2013 9:42 PM
EDINBURG - A member of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department SWAT team was shot Friday afternoon during a training accident.
The deputy suffered a bullet wound to his upper left arm, officials said. The deputy was taken to a hospital where he is being treated. He is expected to... more »
September 27, 2013 5:22 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Edinburg school officials are taking a closer look at safety after a car struck a teen near an Edinburg campus Friday morning.
The incident happened at approximately 8 a.m. at Wisconsin and Raul Longoria roads near Edinburg High School.
The 17-year-old suffered only minor injuries.... more »
September 16, 2013 4:28 PM
WESLACO - A 2-year-old girl is recovering at a hospital after being injured in car crash in Weslaco.
The crash happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Texas and Toritos roads. The child was sitting on a passenger's lap. The passenger-side airbag struck the child when it deployed, officials... more »
September 13, 2013 1:01 PM
WESLACO - Police identified the woman killed in a Weslaco crash. Judith Salinas, 69, died when an oncoming vehicle hit her yesterday.
Officer said Salinas was pulling out of the HEB parking lot onto Business 83, when she was hit.
We're told the driver in the other vehicle... more »
September 12, 2013 10:49 AM
BROWNSVILLE - A man accused of smuggling three undocumented immigrants who got into a car accident was arraigned yesterday in federal court. The accident happened in Brownsville Monday. A judge ordered Eddye Montoya be held without bond after he made his first court appearance on a smuggling charge.
According... more »
September 11, 2013 4:19 PM
SAN BENITO - Authorities continue investigating the death of a man at a cotton gin in San Benito.
Jose Leal, 67, fell off the tractor he was operating and the tractor then ran over him, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said.
The morning accident happened at the Lyford... more »
September 11, 2013 12:51 PM
WESLACO - A boy was taken to the hospital after a traffic accident in Weslaco. A minivan crashed with a Humvee and took the brunt of the collision.
It happened at the intersection of FM 1015 and Mile 8 around 10 a.m. There's no word yet about the boy's... more »
September 10, 2013 5:23 PM
BROOKS COUNTY - Border Patrol agents are investigating a rollover accident following a chase near Falfurrias.
Border Patrol officials said the incident happened at about 9 a.m. after agents tried to stop a suspicious vehicle.
Agents said the vehicle left the road before rolling over.
Six people... more »
September 10, 2013 12:41 PM
DRISCOLL - Ten people are in the hospital after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement van flipped just north of the Rio Grande Valley.
DPS troopers said the agents were taking the undocumented immigrants from the Valley to north of Driscoll, when a tire blew out. It happened just before... more »
September 9, 2013 12:59 PM
HARLINGEN - An elderly couple is being treated at a hospital after a morning accident involving a Harlingen school bus.
It happened on B Street and Grant, around 8 a.m. Police said the couple was in a silver car, when it crashed with the school bus.
Investigators said... more »
September 3, 2013 11:59 AM
EDINBURG - Emergency responders are on the scene of an 18-wheeler accident north of Edinburg. We're told it happened on the southbound lanes of I-69C, formerly Highway 281, in San Manuel.
DPS troopers tell us the 61-year-old driver veered right and over-corrected to the left. The tractor-trailer is on... more »
August 30, 2013 8:48 PM
ALABAMA- A Mission native and solider was killed in a motorcycle accident on a Alabama highway.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety says 31-year-old Jose Jimenez was killed when he collided with a tractor-trailer.
The collision happened on highway 165 near the Alabama Georgia State line yesterday.
The... more »
August 30, 2013 1:51 PM
MCALLEN - Police are talking to a McAllen High School student, who's accused of causing an accident that left a motorcycle officer injured.
It happened at the intersection of Harvey and 21st Street about 10 a.m. According to police, the teen was driving a Bronco SUV, when he collided... more »
August 28, 2013 9:18 AM
BROWNSVILLE - Police in Brownsville said a Border Patrol agent involved in a deadly accident won't get a ticket. The accident happened on Paredes Line Road in front of Vela Middle School around 11 p.m. Tuesday.
According to officers, the agent was on his way to work when he... more »