Valley Monument Destroyed after Crash in Hidalgo

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HIDALGO – A driver is now facing charges and recovering in the hospital after a crash at a well-known Rio Grande Valley monument.

It happened near the Hidalgo port-of-entry, off International Boulevard.

At around 8 p.m. Sunday, a Ford F-150 swerved off the road destroying the monument.

According to Hidalgo police, the driver was the only person in the vehicle.

Authorities say he's facing charges of driving while intoxicated; he's also in the hospital suffering from non life-threatening injuries.

Police say he'll be arraigned on the DWI charge pending his release.


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