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Impaired driver causes fatal 3-vehicle crash at FM 1015 and 18th St

WESLACO, TX – A person is dead following a three-vehicle crash caused by a suspected impaired driver at FM 1015 and 18th St on Saturday.

According to Valley Central, officers from Progresso Police Department attempted to pull over a woman driving a Ford Explorer on suspicion of DUI when she fled the scene at a high rate of speed north on FM 1015 towards Weslaco.

The woman slammed into a Kia Optima driven by Jaime Elias Garcia, 18, in Weslaco. The impact sent the Kia into the intersection of FM 1015 and 18th St. The driver of a Honda Pilot then collided with Garcia.

Emergency crews responded to the crash site around 7:31 p.m. They pronounced Garcia dead at the scene of the accident. First responders transported the people from the Pilot and the Explorer to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers have detained the driver of the Explorer and will charge her in connection with the crash.

The incident is under investigation by the Weslaco Police Department.

Herrman and Herrman’s McAllen drunk driving accident lawyers would like to speak with you if you have been hurt in an accident caused by an impaired driver. You can reach us to schedule a free consultation by calling 956.630.9797 or completing our contact form.

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