DPS investigating fatal crash


POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:19pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:28am

DPS has identified the victim of a single car crash on Ware Road near Mile 6 in McAllen, as 27 year old Joel Alberto Torres, of Mission.


Sgt. Johnny Hernandez tells Newscenter 23 that an investigation into the crash is underway.  However, investigatiors have determined that speed is one of the contributing factors.

"These curves, they become dangerous, if you're going too fast.  This is exactly what happens, you're either going to have a major crash, or you're going to have a fatality," said Sgt. Hernandez.

Troopers say Torres was traveling North on Ware Rd. They believe that he took the corner too quickly, crashed into the gaurdrail and ended up in the canal.  A deputy jumped into the canal to try to free Torres from his car.  However, Torres was pronounced dead at the scene. The tropper was treated for  minor injuries at the hospital.


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