Hidalgo County Detention Officer dead after accident

Bertha Garza // Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Photo

State troopers are investigating a fatal two vehicle accident that left a Hidalgo County Sheriff jailer dead.

The fatal accident happened off Terry and Rogers Roads around 7:30 a.m. Friday.

According to authorities, jailer Bertha Garza was driving a beige Mazda on her way to work when the driver of a Dodge Nitro SUV didn TMt yield to the right of way.

The driver of the Dodge Nitro then crashed into Garza TMs Mazda.

Authorities transported the male driver to Edinburg Hospital with minor injuries.

Officials told Action 4 News that 40-year-old Garza was transported to McAllen Medical in serious condition.

Authorities told Action 4 News that the 13-year veteran died around noon.

Action 4 News will continue to provide details on this incident as they become available.