2 Dead in Head-On Crash in Edinburg, Charges Pending for Driver Responsible
UPDATE (12/17): Edinburg police have released information on the victims killed in a crash that happened over the weekend.
According to a press release, EMS driver 32-year-old Felipe Huerta Jr. and patient 68-year-old Delia Cortines were killed when the driver of the Ford F250 truck drove into oncoming traffic, crashing into the ambulance.
The driver of the truck has been identified as a 34-year-old male, who is pending criminal charges.
An EMS medic who was riding with the patient is currently in the hospital and is expected to recover.
EDINBURG – Edinburg police are investigating a deadly head-on crash.
The crash happened just before 5:30 PM on East Monte Cristo and Jasman roads.
A truck and a Hidalgo County EMS ambulance collided head-on.
A Hidalgo County EMS official spoke with CHANNEL 5 NEWS Sunday night.
"Mostly everybody is devastated in this type of community everyone is a brother, sister and everyone in ems community is devastated," said David De Los Santos.
Edinburg police are releasing few details about what happened, including the identities of the victims.
We're told the department will release more information on Monday.