Funeral services announced for Edinburg veteran

Scene of the accident

Funeral services for Veteran Baldemar de la Pea III will take place early next week.

The family told Action 4 the viewing for the 21-year-old will be at the Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg Monday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 a.m.

The burial will begin with a mass at 11 a.m. at the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Faysville.

De la Pea will be buried at the Mission Veteran TMs State Cemetery at 1 p.m.

The family of the 21-year-old, who served his country for three years in the Army, told Action 4 that they were out enjoying the time he had off from school together.

They were following de la Pea home in separate vehicles when he crashed into a utility pole.

The Edinburg Economedes graduate died at the scene.

De la Pea was attending school in Irving to pursue a college degree.