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DPS investigates fatal crash in rural Edinburg

1 month 1 day 15 hours ago Thursday, September 24 2020 Sep 24, 2020 September 24, 2020 7:40 PM September 24, 2020 in News - Local

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two vehicle fatality crash that occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on FM 490 and Wallace Road in rural Edinburg.

According to Lt. Christopher Olivarez with DPS, a preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Dodge SUV was traveling east on FM 490 and a gray Ford pickup was traveling west on FM 490.

The driver to the Dodge veered onto the westbound lane on FM 490 resulting in a head-on collision with the Ford.

The driver to the Dodge was pronounced dead on scene. He was later identified as Ricardo Nicolas Munoz, 23, of McAllen.

A male driver and female passenger from the Ford were transported to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance for medical evaluation, according to Olivarez.

DPS Troopers are still investigating this fatal crash

Correction: Due to incorrect information, this story gave out the wrong name and age of the victim. In the original story the victim was identified to be Ricardo Munoz Silva, 55 of McAllen. It has been updated to reflect the actual identification and age. 

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