UPDATE: Police identify victim in deadly Weslaco accident


POSTED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 9:55am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:54am


UPDATE: 5/7/2013

Weslaco police have confirmed the identity of the driver killed in a head-on accident.

Police say the wife identified the driver as her husband, Edel Aaron Pecina, 31, of Mission and officers continue to investigate the case.

Original Story:

Weslaco police are attempting to identify a driver who was killed in a head-on collision on Sunday morning.

Police were called to Expressway 83 at Westgate about a fatal accident occurring around 5:15 a.m. on May 5. Police were informed, by dispatch, about a Oldsmobile Alero driving the wrong way and at a high rate of speed on the expressway.

A tractor trailer, heading east, was struck by the Alero, traveling west, with both vehicles erupting into a large fire.

Air Evac, from McAllen, transported the male driver of the Alero to a McAllen hospital, but he was pronounced dead.

Police have not been able to identify the driver of the Alero, but do report that the vehicle is registered to a person named Edel Aaron Pecina Torres of Mission.

If you have any information on the owner of the vehicle or the whereabouts please call Weslaco police at 956.968.8591.

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