Edinburg Man Killed in Crash Involving Semi-Truck near Rivera

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, August 27 2019 Aug 27, 2019 August 27, 2019 9:12 AM August 27, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash.

According to the release, a 2007 Ford F150 was traveling southbound and for unknown reasons crossed over the middle turn lane and into the left lane of the northbound lanes of US 77.

A 2020 Freightliner semi-trailer was traveling north in the left lane of US 77.

The driver of the Freightliner tried taking evasive action, but the Ford F150 struck the rear axles of the truck tractor.

Fernando Martinez Ochoa, 57, a resident of Edinburg and driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.

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