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Driver dies after crashing into tree in Weslaco, DPS investigating

9 months 1 day 7 hours ago Monday, November 08 2021 Nov 8, 2021 November 08, 2021 10:59 AM November 08, 2021 in News - Local

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a woman in Weslaco early Monday morning. 

DPS says the driver, identified as 46-year-old Elizabeth Romo Mendoza of Mercedes, was traveling at un unsafe speed on F.M 1015, south of Mile 5 N. Road in Weslaco at about 3:30 a.m., when she lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway and hit a tree.  

Mendoza sustained major injuries and was trapped inside the vehicle, described as a red 2007 Chevrolet Aveo.

Mendoza had to be extracted from the vehicle and succumbed to her injuries, DPS said. No one else was in the vehicle. 

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