Charges pending for driver in Rio Hondo crash that killed 25-year-old man

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A driver may be facing charges after a two-vehicle crash killed a 25-year-old Rio Hondo man Friday night, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Troopers say the crash happened at about 11:17 p.m. on FM 2925 and SH 106 in Rio Hondo. 

Preliminary investigation reveals a white Mitsubishi Mirage, occupied by the driver only, was traveling southbound on FM 2925 when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a green Dodge Ram, occupied by the driver only, which was traveling eastbound on SH 106. 

The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to a local hospital with injuries and may be facing charges, according to DPS. Authorities suspect alcohol was involved. Troopers say a search warrant for her blood is in progress. 

The driver of the Dodge, identified as 25-year-old Daniel Manuel Olivarez of Rio Hondo, was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, where he died due to his injuries. 

DPS is investigating the crash. 


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