Driver in hit and run accident charged

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MCALLEN, Texas –  At about 1:57 a.m., April 13 on the 200 block of south Bicentennial Boulevard, McAllen Police officers responded to a auto-pedestrian collision. Later, officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of the 3300 Block of Expressway 83 (Frontage Road) and the Convention Center area. The suspect vehicle was stopped and was operated by a male suspect.

The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Jorge Luis Garcia and was determined to be under the influence, showing signs of alcohol consumption. The victim was identified as 38-year-old Marco Antonio Ortiz. Last known address in Harlingen, Texas.

Jorge Luis Garcia was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, a Second Degree Felony and with Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death, a Second Degree Felony. A bond was set at $37,500 for each charge.

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