Fatal accident reported amid icy roads in Pharr

Fatal accident in Pharr // Photo by Mallory De La Rosa via Twitter

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident where a van hit an 18-wheeler in a head-on collision in Pharr.

It all happened off South Jackson and Ridge Roads just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pharr police told Action 4 News the accident involved a 2008 Chevy Van and an 18-wheeler.

Investigators said the van was headed south on Jackson Road when it veered into the northbound lanes.

The driver of the van died at the scene while paramedics took two passengers and the 18-wheeler driver to local hospitals.

It's not clear if icy roads and weather conditions played a factor in the accident but the exact cause remains under investigation.