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Fatal accident backs up traffic for miles

A portion of Loop 499 in Harlingen was temporarily shut down following two Thursday morning accidents, including a fatality.

Harlingen Police have confirmed the victim is Elida Briseno, 31, of Harlingen.

According to new reports, she was not a jogger.

The 31-year-old woman was walking on a crosswalk at the intersection of Breedlove and Loop 499 around 7:32 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by a vehicle.

The driver of a black Saturn Ion did stop, but no charges have been filed.

She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities also worked another unrelated accident at the intersection of New Combes Highway and Loop 499.

Both accidents shut down a portion of Loop 499 from New Combes Highway to Breedlove Road for more than an hour.

Both remain under invetigation.

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