53-Year-Old Man Killed after Crashing into Canal near Mercedes

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NEAR MERCEDES – The Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly one-vehicle crash north of Mercedes.

The crash happened at approximately 11:53 a.m. Thursday on FM 1425 near Highway 107.

DPS says a black Ford pickup was traveling north on FM 1425 when the driver failed to drive in a single lane causing the vehicle to veer off the road and into a canal.

Authorities identified the driver as 53-year-old Homero Herrera of Weslaco. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

State troopers continue their investigation.


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