McAllen man charged in deadly auto accident


POSTED: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:05pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 9:17am

An upper Valley man is facing three felony charges after a fatal accident in McAllen on Sunday.

McAllen police charged Rene Claudio, 30, with intoxication assault, accident involving injury or death, and tampering with evidence.  His bond is a combined $400,000 for all three felony charges.

The accident happened early Sunday morning at approximately 2:40 a.m. off Highway 107 west of 29th street.

McAllen police said a Ford and a Lexus crashed into each other, resulting in the death of 33-year-old Roberto Cortez Jr.

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