Driver caught after slamming into 8 pedestrians and fleeing the scene

Eight pedestrians were hit by a driver who fled the scene, and a suspect in the crime has been arrested.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of Aug. 31 on the 200 block of South 15th Street in McAllen.

Six of the pedestrians who were hit are recovering tonight after they sustained major injuries, the McAllen Police Department confirms.

McAllen police, the McAllen Fire Department and EMS all responded to the scene.

The driver fled the scene and was located in Pharr this afternoon.

Police are still investigating the crime at this time.

The suspect TMs name is not being released as the investigation continues.

Action 4 News will continue to provide updates as information is released.