WESLACO, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating an overnight fatal crash that killed two people.
DPS troopers say at approximately 11:41 p.m., on Tuesday, August 6th, they responded to a vehicle rollover on Alvarez Road just north of Expressway 83.
The vehicle, a 2007 Chevy Silverado had been traveling southbound on Alvarez Road at a high rate of speed, lost control, swerved off the road, struck a tree, a light pole, rolled over and then came to a stop.
The driver, identified as Miguel Angel Garcia Jr. ,21, from Rio Grande City, died at the scene. His passenger, Mariana Castillo, 18, also from Rio Grande City, who was ejected was transported to a hospital where she later died.
Investigators continue to look into the cause of the accident and have ordered a toxicology report.