Car bursts in flames in fatal wreck on highway to Port Mansfield

Authorities are investigating a fatal rollover accident where a car burst into flames along the highway to Port Mansfield.

It all happened at a curve in the road on State Highway 186 just east of FM 3142 around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the single-vehicle accident.

State troopers reported that 54-year-old Edinburg resident Jesus Concepcion Perez, Jr. was headed east at the time of the accident.

Investigators believe Perez failed to negotiate the curve causing a rollover accident in his 2003 Chevrolet Impala.

State troopers reported that the car burst into flames.

Perez died at the scene.

An autopsy has been ordered while state troopers continue to investigate the fatal crash.