Harlingen woman arrested in Auto-pedestrian death

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SAN BENITO, Texas – On Thursday San Benito Police officials arrested Ivonne Guajardo of Harlingen for the death of 46-year-old Willie Lee Williams. A pedestrian who was reportedly walking to work on July 21 at 12:43 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Expressway 83.

A San Benito patrol officer discovered Williams’ body along the roadway.

Guajardo, 30, turned herself into police after a warrant for her arrest had been issued by San Benito Municipal Court Judge Benjamin Yudesis, according to Interim Police Chief Fred Bell.

She is being charged with an accident involving death, a second degree felony.  Upon her arrest, she was placed in San Benito City Jail, awaiting arraignment and bond.

Williams’ family has been notified of the arrest, Bell said.

“This arrest comes after many long hours of investigation by the San Benito Police Department whose officers worked hard to find and follow-up on information needed to make an arrest in this case. We would also like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance in actively processing the car that was involved,” he added.

The case will be turned over to the Cameron County District Attorney’s office for review and disposition, Bell said.

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