October 27, 2014 12:12 PM
STARR COUNTY - A Rio Grande City High School student died after a car accident early Sunday.
The crash happened at approximately 1 a.m. on Highway 83. Two other students were injured.
Rio Grande City Assistant Police Chief Noe Castillo said Jocelyn de la Garza and two classmates... more »
October 27, 2014 9:22 AM
KINGSVILLE - Five Border Patrol agents were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident near Kingsville.
The accident happened yesterday on Highway 77 and County Road 1717 around 1 a.m. The five agents were on duty and headed south on Highway 77, when the driver of a white GMC Yukon turned... more »
October 24, 2014 6:22 PM
LOS FRESNOS - A Los Fresnos teen is in the hospital after being grazed by a charter bus. The teen suffered minor injuries, officials said.
Los Fresnos Police Chief James Harris said the incident happened just after 1 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 100 and FM 1847.... more »
October 22, 2014 3:44 PM
October 21, 2014 9:14 AM
MIDLAND - A Harlingen man died in an accident in Midland. Officials identified the victim as 40-year-old Adam Torres.
The accident happened Sunday on Interstate 20 around 11:30 p.m. Police said Torres was driving a gray Mitsubishi Galant and kept traveling straight, when the road curved. The vehicle drove... more »
October 20, 2014 3:20 PM
October 11, 2014 12:21 PM
MISSION -Traffic on the eastbound lanes of Expressway 83 and the Bryan Rd exit is being rerouted after a car rolled over as a result of a two car accident.
Mission firefighters and police officers are on scene trying to clear the accident.
Mission Fire Chief Ricardo Saldana... more »
October 2, 2014 10:08 PM
SULLIVAN CITY - DPS continues to search for the driver and others who fled the scene of a deadly accident on a dirt road north of Sullivan City. One person was killed and several others injured.
The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. According to DPS Spokesperson Sargent Johnny... more »
October 1, 2014 6:57 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Port of Brownsville police ruled the death of a worker at a scrap yard an accident.
Port of Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia said there is no evidence of criminal intent in the death of Serafin Sanchez. The 76-year-old died Tuesday, a day after a piece of... more »
October 1, 2014 2:48 PM
LOS FRESNOS - More information is available concerning a child who fell out of a car and died.
Los Fresnos police say they were able to speak with the family for the first time since the accident last Thursday.
City spokesman, Mark Milum says it happened at the... more »
September 30, 2014 4:21 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A man injured in an accident Monday at the Port of Brownsville has died.
Serafin Sanchez was 76. His family said he worked at the port for nearly 30 years. He worked for All Star Metals for the past 10.
Sanchez was airlifted to a hospital... more »
September 24, 2014 7:46 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Texas Rangers cleared the Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputy chief of any wrongdoing in a crash involving an official vehicle.
A statement from the Cameron County District Attorney's Office says Chief Deputy Gus Reyna rear-ended a Jeep in August. The crash happened 2:30 p.m. in the turning... more »
September 23, 2014 4:24 PM
MISSION - Clean up crews are working to clear thousands of steel pipes following a tractor trailer rollover in Mission.
The accident happened just after 1:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South Conway Avenue. The truck rolled over when the driver made a turn.
The pipes spilled... more »
September 20, 2014 1:14 PM
ALTON - Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of a school bus accident that claimed the lives of 21 students in Alton.
The students were on their way to school when a truck hit their their bus. The bus was sent into a gravel pit filled with water.
It... more »
September 18, 2014 12:44 PM
EDCOUCH - Troopers cleared the scene of an accident north of Edcouch. The accident happened near the intersection of Mile 4 West and Monte Cristo Road around 8:30 a.m. Two vehicles collided after a driver failed to yield the right of way. One vehicle caught fire.
Troopers said no... more »
September 12, 2014 3:14 PM
WESLACO - Police say a driver involved in a Weslaco crash is on the run.
The crash happened at around noon on Interstate 2 near Westgate Drive.
Weslaco police say a car crashed into the median and hit three other cars.
Two people were taken to Knapp... more »
September 12, 2014 12:23 PM
WESLACO - A portion of the eastbound expressway is closed in Weslaco, as police respond to an accident.
Officials closed the eastbound lanes, starting at the Westgate Drive exit and continuing until Texas Boulevard. All eastbound traffic is being diverted off the expressway at the Victoria Road exit. Traffic... more »
September 10, 2014 12:40 PM
WESLACO - A deputy constablep's vehicle was struck while patrolling north of Weslaco.
The constable was driving north on FM 1015, when another driver failed to yield and slammed into the constable's vehicle. It happened near Mile 11 around 10:30 a.m.
The driver was pulling out from a... more »
September 8, 2014 9:07 PM
ALAMO - The Alamo fire chief was hospitalized after a driver slammed into his official pickup truck at the site of an accident.
The crash happened Monday morning on Interstate 2. Chief Rolando Espinoza had just pulled up to the accident.
"He saw through the mirror ... and... more »
September 8, 2014 12:40 PM
ALAMO - The Alamo fire chief is in the hospital, after responding to an accident on the expressway this morning.
It happened around 9 a.m. Alamo firefighters were called to an accident on the westbound lanes. They blocked traffic between Alamo Road and Cesar Chavez Road. One driver failed... more »
September 5, 2014 12:50 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A two-vehicle accident in Brownsville sent several illegal immigrants to the hospital. Brownsville police, Border Patrol agents and Homeland Security investigators are piecing together the events leading to the crash.
U.S. Border Patrol spokesperson Omar Zamora said agents got a call from police that someone spotted suspected... more »
September 5, 2014 8:22 AM
MCALLEN - Police said a chase in McAllen ended in a major accident. According to officers, a driver who refused to stop for police passed a red light and hit three vehicles.
The crash happened near Ware Road and Frontage Road around 11 p.m. Thursday. We're told the driver... more »
September 4, 2014 12:34 PM
MCALLEN - An off-duty Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy was released from the hospital, after attempting to save a man's life.
Sgt. Johnny Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said a driver lost control and slammed into a guardrail. The impact pushed the blue Saturn into... more »
September 3, 2014 9:40 AM
MCALLEN - Rain across the Rio Grande Valley caused road closures in Hidalgo County. McAllen city officials announced the following closures due to flooding:
4th Street between Primrose and Redbud
12th Street and Quamasia Avenue
11th Street and Redbud Avenue
Eastbound lane at Main Street... more »
September 2, 2014 12:29 PM
HARLINGEN - A Harlingen student is in the hospital after a minor bus accident this morning.
Officials with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District said a bus stopped before a railroad crossing, and a bus behind it didn't stop in time. It happened near Wilson Road and Frontage Road.... more »
August 25, 2014 9:21 PM
EDINBURG - DPS troopers continue to investigate a deadly accident in Edinburg. The 21-year-old killed in the two-vehicle crash was identified as 21-year-old Isaac Saldana.
The accident happened Monday afternoon on Monte Cristo Road, near the Shary Road intersection. Saldana was a passenger in a red Mustang. Four others... more »
August 25, 2014 6:04 PM
EDINBURG - Police responded to a fatal accident in Edinburg. It happened along Monte Cristo Road, just east of Shary Road.
Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider confirmed one person is dead and several others are injured. First responders are on the scene working to clear the accident.
Drivers... more »
August 20, 2014 5:04 PM
EDINBURG - Officials ruled that the recent loss of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water was an accident.
About a week ago, a valve to a main waterline at 17th and Mahl streets was broken during construction work in the area. Officials say the city lost 210,000 gallons... more »
August 19, 2014 10:52 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - Authorities released the names of two people killed in an accident early Tuesday in Penitas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said Jesus Alfonso Velasquez Chavez, 27, and Teresa Solis, 40, died when their vehicle rolled over.
The accident happened on FM 2221... more »
August 11, 2014 1:16 PM
SAN BENITO - Police in San Benito released the name of a man killed while walking along the expressway over the weekend.
The body of Richard Garcia Mata was found in the middle of the southbound lanes of I-69-E/Expressway 83. Police said they were called to the scene around... more »
August 10, 2014 8:43 PM
NEAR EDINBURG - A rollover accident took place near Edinburg Saturday night.
It was a one vehicle rollover on Remseyer Road and Ceasar Chavez Road about 9pm.
According to Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez, a Ford pick-up was speeding east on Ramseyer Road when the driver... more »
August 2, 2014 8:47 PM
HARLINGEN - Police identified the victim of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident. The accident happened in Harlingen Saturday morning.
City spokesperson Dave Ralph said 21-year-old Olmero Eduardo Adame Jr. was pronounced dead, after a car struck him just after 4 a.m.
Orange paint on the 22000 block of FM... more »
August 2, 2014 9:09 AM
HARLINGEN - Police in Harlingen are investigating an early morning accident that claimed the life of a person walking along the roadway.
The accident happened just before 4 o'clock this morning along Farm to Market Road 507.
The name of the person killed has not been released.
... more »
July 30, 2014 4:41 PM
DONNA - Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 2 after a deadly accident in Donna.
Police said one person died in the crash. One SUV was engulfed in flames.
A second accident happened on Frontage Road in the same area. A bus crashed into several swimming... more »
July 30, 2014 1:04 PM
LA GRULLA - A teenager and a man were hurt after their vehicle flipped while fleeing from police.
Officers tried to pull over the suspects' 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer for a traffic violation Monday afternoon in La Grulla. Police said the driver, a 16-year-old girl, claims the male passenger... more »
July 29, 2014 11:49 AM
MCALLEN - A police officer was involved in an accident in McAllen this morning. It happened on Trenton Road, between 10th Street and Main Street, before 11:30 a.m.
Two other vehicles were involved in the wreck. The front of the police unit suffered damage.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS is... more »
July 22, 2014 12:58 PM
DONNA - A 1-year-old child is out of the hospital a week after being struck by a car at an apartment complex parking lot.
The incident happened at an apartment complex on FM 493 and Mile 10 North. Donna Police Chief Ram de Leon said a resident was backing... more »
July 21, 2014 7:40 AM
MCALLEN - A woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after getting struck by a vehicle Sunday in McAllen.
The incident happened at approximately 10 p.m. in the 500 block of S. 29th St.
McAllen police say an investigation is pending.
July 20, 2014 10:49 PM
MCALLEN- Police are investigating a deadly car crash that happened on Bentson road in Mcallen Saturday night.
Authorities reconstructed the three car accident on Sunday morning.
Officers say two cars were stopped on the side of the road when one was having car trouble. A third car then... more »
July 16, 2014 4:25 PM
DONNA - A child injured by an SUV over the weekend has been moved out of ICU, police said.
Donna Police Chief Ram de Leon said the child was crawling outside of an apartment complex when a neighbor backed over her pinning her head under the tire.
The... more »
July 15, 2014 12:33 PM
EDINBURG - The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office is investigating an accident that claimed the life of a young boy three months ago in McAllen.
A Jeep SUV ran off the road and slammed into a car dealership where the boy and his father were looking at vehicles. The... more »
July 14, 2014 12:37 PM
DONNA - A baby run over by a car remains in the hospital in serious condition. Authorities are working to figure out if charges will be filed in the accident.
It happened at a Donna apartment complex on FM 493 and Mile 10 North. Police said the grandmother was... more »
July 11, 2014 12:47 PM
EDINBURG - A deputy constable is out of the hospital and recovering at home after a rollover accident near San Manuel.
The accident happened on Interstate 69C, just south of the Hidalgo-Brooks county line. The Hidalgo County Precinct 4 deputy constable was responding to a rollover accident when he... more »
July 10, 2014 8:27 AM
WESLACO - Two people are in the hospital after a morning rollover accident. It happened on Mile 4 West, just north of Weslaco.
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies said the car was traveling north on Mile 4, ran off the road into a ditch, hit a drainage pipe and flipped.... more »
July 2, 2014 2:54 PM
EDINBURG - Police are investigating an accident on Highway 281 near the Canton Road exit.
Edinburg police say a man in his early 20's was driving north when he veered off the road.
The car rolled over and came to a stop in the median.
Traffic was... more »
July 2, 2014 12:38 PM
EDINBURG - Officers suspect speed was a factor in a morning accident on I-69C/Highway 281.
Edinburg police said a driver in his early 20s was heading north, near the Canton Road exit, when he veered off the road. The vehicle rolled over and landed in the median, taking down... more »
June 23, 2014 12:15 PM
HARLINGEN - An 18-wheeler is on its side and covering the northbound lanes of I-69E/US 77 in Harlingen. The accident happened near the Wilson Road overpass.
Harlingen police said a second tractor-trailer was involved in the wreck. Officers are at the scene. We're told tow trucks are headed to... more »
June 19, 2014 1:23 PM
EDINBURG - A man charged in a deadly bicycle accident pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Edinburg police say Emilio Gomez drove the truck that hit and killed cyclist Eddie Arguelles in April. The accident happened while Arguelles was cycling on the Highway 281 southbound frontage road,... more »
June 18, 2014 12:57 PM
ELSA - Police are investigating an early morning accident in Elsa. The woman involved is now in stable condition.
Officers said she crashed into a traffic light pole. The accident happened around 3 a.m. Elsa police blocked off the intersection of Highway 107 and Fannin, so the Air Evac... more »
June 16, 2014 5:22 PM
EDINBURG - A deadly crash closed the southbound lanes Business 281 Monday afternoon.
The crash happened near Trenton Road. Authorities say a pickup truck T-boned a gold-colored car that failed to yield the right of way. An older woman in the passenger side of the car was killed. The... more »
June 16, 2014 4:25 PM
SAN JUAN - Two women and three children were hospitalized Monday after a crash in San Juan.
The crash happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. at Eldora and Raul Longoria roads. San Juan police said the two women and three children were inside a black SUV. They said the driver... more »
June 12, 2014 2:31 AM
EDINBURG - Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries following an accident on I-69C/Highway 281, according to authorities. It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound lanes, north of FM 490.
Sgt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CHANNEL 5 NEWS a tractor-trailer lost... more »
June 11, 2014 12:49 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday after an accident at the Port of Brownsville.
Police said Jorge Labra Garza, 24, was dismantling a ship at Esco Marine when fumes filled the area where he was working.
Labra was taken to a hospital... more »
June 6, 2014 4:12 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A girl was hospitalized after a pickup truck struck her on Paredes Line Road in Brownsville.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck stopped to render aid, police said.
Officials have not released the girl's condition. Authorities are investigating the incident.
May 24, 2014 9:24 PM
HARLINGEN - Police have released the name of a construction worker who was killed on the job Saturday morning in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
It happened on Bass Pro Drive in Harlingen. The job site is behind the Bass Pro Shop, where a hotel is under construction.
... more »
May 22, 2014 9:57 PM
WESLACO - An accident left three families ripped apart.
"I wake up and I see people entering the car. And to my recollection, I was just at the stoplight," recalled Jessie Guerrero.
The 29-year-old was driving home with his wife, when they were hit at the intersection of... more »
May 15, 2014 8:22 AM
DONNA - Donna police said a vehicle overturned on the westbound expressway, near the Val Verde exit. The accident happened just after 8 a.m. The Hidalgo County MPO announced westbound Interstate 2 (formerly Expressway 83) was temporarily closed in Donna as a result of the accident.
Police said the... more »
May 14, 2014 10:47 PM
WESLACO - Police say a 15-year-old was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when it struck a girl at B. Garza Middle School.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. Authorities said the 13-year-old girl was dragged several feet.
The girl suffered severe road... more »
May 13, 2014 12:58 PM
STARR COUNTY - The threat of severe weather continues. First responders remain on alert.
The heavy rains first hit northern Starr County this morning in the San Isidro area. San Isidro Fire Chief Bernabe Benavides said his crews held a special meeting this morning to prepare for their day.... more »
May 9, 2014 8:58 AM
BROWNSVILLE - A man is recovering in the hospital, after a driver hit him this morning. According to Brownsville police, the 43-year-old man was traveling on a motorized wheelchair near the expressway around 11 p.m. Thursday, when he was hit.
It happened on the 2100 block of southbound Interstate... more »
May 5, 2014 9:04 AM
WESLACO - Police in Weslaco just cleared the scene of an accident involving a motorcyclist.
The accident happened on East 8th Street, near Airport Drive. According to officers, the motorcyclist collided with a pickup truck. We're told the 96-year-old truck driver failed to yield the right of way to... more »
May 4, 2014 9:26 PM
MERCEDES - A Mercedes woman was fighting for her life Sunday night, after she was severely injured in an early morning car crash.
It happened in Weslaco around 6:30 a.m. on the westbound expressway Westgate Drive exit ramp. Police said two sisters were in the car. They told us... more »
May 2, 2014 1:08 PM
HARLINGEN - Police are searching for the driver, who witnesses say, caused an early morning accident in Harlingen.
They say a 2000 Nissan Maxima forced a red Ford Mustang off the road. The Mustang then crashed into four parked cars. It happened around 2:20 a.m. on the 1000 block... more »
May 1, 2014 1:47 PM
LA FERIA - A motorcyclist is recovering after being involved in an accident in La Feria Wednesday. The two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of FM 506 and Tio Cano Road.
Department of Public Safety troopers said the motorcyclist was heading north on FM 506 and attempted to pass,... more »
April 30, 2014 4:22 PM
LAGUNA VISTA - Police are trying to determine if a driver was using a cell phone before she struck a pedestrian Tuesday in Laguna Vista.
Police said the driver of the SUV veered off FM 510 and struck Rebecca Kae Haugh, 59. She was walking with her husband on... more »
April 29, 2014 9:28 PM
LAGUNA VISTA - A deadly accident Tuesday in Laguna Vista created special challenges for the town's small police department.
Laguna Vista police said Rebecca Kae Haugh, 59, and her husband were walking along FM 510 Tuesday morning when the driver of an SUV veered off the road and struck... more »
April 29, 2014 5:57 PM
CAMERON COUNTY - A woman hit while walking along a road in Laguna Vista died hours after the incident.
Laguna Vista police said Rebecca Kae Haugh, 59, and her husband were walking along FM 510 Tuesday morning when the driver of an SUV veered off the road and struck... more »
April 29, 2014 1:08 PM
LAGUNA VISTA - A driver hit a woman walking along a road in Laguna Vista. Her condition isn't known at this time.
The accident happened on Highway 510 around 9 a.m. Laguna Vista police said someone driving a Cadillac Escalade hit the woman. We're told she was walking with... more »
April 27, 2014 8:01 PM
MERCEDES - Traffic was backed up for miles this afternoon on Expressway 83 because of a multi-car pile-up.
It caused big delays for all eastbound traffic in Mercedes.
The accident happened Sunday about 2:30pm, just east of the Texas Avenue exit.
Traffic was re-routed to the Frontage... more »
April 25, 2014 8:10 PM
EDINBURG - Two recent crashes involving Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department vehicles prompted a review of the agency's policies.
Two department employees crashed their patrol units in the past few days, adding them to the long list of damaged vehicles.
Some of the many units crashed are in such... more »
April 25, 2014 4:15 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Police say the driver who hit and killed a man in Brownsville will not be charged.
The accident happened Thursday night in the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue, north of the airport. Police said the driver called for help after hitting a 57-year-old man. The man died... more »
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 »